July 29, 2011 Comments (3) Views: 1174 Wine Ratings

Try This: 2009 Loimer Gruner Veltliner, Kamptal, Austria

By Jamie Drummond

2009 Loimer Gruner Veltliner “Trocken” Kamptal, Austria
(LCBO Vintages# 142240) $18.95
Hailing from a combination of  different parcels on his biodynamic Kamptal estate, across a wide variety of soil types (loess, primary rock, gravel, sand, and clay), Fred Loimer creates an enticingly complex wine for the money. There is a wonderful enlivening bright clean-fruit freshness on the nose, coupled with support from super-ripe stone fruits, spice, a broad granular aromatic smear of minerality, and just a tiny seductive hint of the exotic. The palate is more dense than expected, rather weighty actually, with some surprising extract. The finish is really quite exquisite, and ties up this parcel of classic Kamptal perfectly.


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3 Responses to Try This: 2009 Loimer Gruner Veltliner, Kamptal, Austria

  1. Good Food Revolution says:

    Great value, and a great introduction to Austrian whites. Was a major crowd pleaser at our Austrian wine seminar. – Malcolm

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  3. […] couple of weeks back we recommended you try the Loimer Gruner Veltliner… this week we meet the lovely man behind that very lovely wine, Mr. Fred […]

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