Forming one with the owner, Fred Loimer, the Loimer estate has become a reference in the world of wine. Modern and innovative, this winegrower who respects nature by always putting an emphasis on carrying out manual harvesting and following the requirements of biodynamic viticulture to a tee. Instilling a low interventionist policy in the cellar, he uses only the quality of his grapes to produce fine Austrian wines with a unique character. The wines from the Loimer estate reflect the uniqueness of the complex Kamptal terroir as well as the passion and patience of a skilful and talented winemaker.
This Riesling Langenlois Steinmassl 2019 from the Kamptal DAC appellation (equivalent to the AOP appellation level) stems from the Langenlois Steinmassl vineyard. This plot is situated between 300 and 340 metres above sea level and is characterised as one of the region's typical terroirs. Enjoying a continental climate that is both hot during the day and cold at night, the soil is predominantly composed of quartz. The vines are between 15 and 55 years old and benefit from the estate's organic and biodynamic viticultural practices.
The estate's very plain label portrays an intriguing little logo. It is in fact a Polynesian symbol that refers to fertility, a subtle reference to biodynamics and the idea that Nature is a living being.
Vinification and ageing
A rigorous sorting of the grapes is carried out during the harvest in order to keep only those that showcase a high-quality. Fermentation is carried out 50% in oak barrels and 50% in stainless steel tanks for 4 to 6 weeks at an ambient temperature of around 22 degrees. The wine is aged on its lees for 19 months in oak barrels.
This 2019 Loimer Riesling Langenlois Steinmassl is a 100% Riesling.
This wine is a beautiful golden colour.
The wine combines fruity fragrances (dried apricots, pear, plums) with notes of lemon zest.
Soft and structured, the palate is seduced by notes of stone fruits along with a beautiful tension. Refreshing, the finish reveals intense citrus aromas, a typical feature of the grape variety.
Food and wine pairing
Loimer's 2019 Langenlois Steinmassl Riesling will pair with grilled fish beautifully.
For an optimal tasting experience, serve between 12 and 14°C.
Enjoy today, this white wine from Kamptal can be cellared until 2040 to reveal its full range of aromas.