Posted on May 4th, 2008
Tim Elliot, over at winecast.net is the host for Wine Blogging Wednesday and the theme is “Old World Riesling”, so I picked up a Loimer Reisling 2006 from Kamptal in Austria for the occasion. Why Austria? I’ve started to see more and more of them on the shelves here in Ireland and the Gruner Veltliners I’ve tried from Austria have been gorgeous.
How did the Loimer Riesling go down?
Lovely crisp and bone dry steely minerals going on, dominated by yellow grapefruit. This gives the wine a mouth watering acidity and dryness that I really really liked, very like a sour fizzy jelly.
The taste lasted and lasted, so I’d conclude that this is a really lovely wine, albeit a little expensive as an everyday white. It comes in at 12.5% ABV, so light enough too.
Price & availability: €17.95 from Drink Store in Stoneybatter
A bit of background on the Langenlois Loimer Riesling
It’s made by Fred Loimer in an area about 100km west of Vienna, near a town called Langelois. It’s labelled “Trocken” or dry and it certainly is all that.
Fred Loimer manages about 35 hectares of some of the best land around Langelois. The wine is produced using a biodynamic method. There’s far more on Fred Loimer and his winegrowing principles over on Jamie Goode’s wineanorak.com.