Fred Loimer, Riesling Kamptal 2007
From the workshop of Fred Loimer, a relatively young and interesting Austrian winemaker, we now get the Riesling from his entry level brand. Along with the Grüner Veltliner, it is synonymous for the white wines of the Kamptal region. This region is located near the river, so the vineyards are subjected to the influence of warmer days and colder nights, resulting in fruitier wines with higher acidity – very valued features of white wines.
Riesling is a variety very well spread in our region. Due to the long period of mass production of average and poor quality wines, it still has not achieved its deserved place. Namely, it is not only the winemakers who need to take an effort at increasing the quality level (there is already a solid number of good quality winemakers, some of them won international awards), it is also the consumers who need look at a particular variety from another perspective. For that, you need a lot of time and effort by the winemakers.
The wine has a mild yellowish green hue and a very pronounced aroma. There is also a lot of clear and distinct floral aromas and fruit notes like pear, apple and kiwi, with a hint of lemon crust. It is very juicy on the palate, with pronounced, crispy and lively acids. It has a silky and refined texture with a strong and lingering mineral finish.
This is an example that it is possible to produce for a reasonable amount of money a Riesling that you will not be ashamed of if you serve it on somewhat more festive occasions. Concerning its structure, we can expect this vintage to last another year or two and to develop complex aromas and flavors, therefore we recommend you obtain a few more bottles and see what happens in the years to come.
Best paired with:
light starters, fish dishes or as an aperitif
8 to 10°C