Discover Austrian Sparkling Wine from Loimer

19th October 2018


Weingut Loimer in Austria farms everything entirely by biodynamic principals. Since 2006 they have operated all their vineyards strictly organically.

Carved out of the loess by hand and lined with stones, Loimer has a cellar that is over 150-year-old.

Fred Loimer wines are among the very best examples of Grüner Veltliner and Riesling in Kamptal. In 2002, he was named “Winemaker of the Year” by one of Austria’s wine magazines.

Grüner Veltliner and Riesling account for more than three-quarters of their grapes.

The Loimer estate vineyards are planted on seven different types of soil.

Loimer: Extra Brut

This wine is intended for immediate enjoyment, it is made by the traditional method and is aged for an extended period on the lees before disgorgement and finished with a low dosage.

This wine consists of a 12% alcohol level and has the grape variety of 42% Grüner Veltliner, 33% Zweigelt and 25% Pinot Noir, the soil consisted of Löss, Primary Rock, Clay and Gravel.

25,000 Bottles were produced of this wine.

Tasting Notes: “Sweet green apple and candy floss aromas. Apple flavours that fade quickly, an easy to drink wine.”

Loimer: Blanc De Blancs 2013

This is a 2013 vintage.

This wine has the grape variety of 85% Chardonnay, 8% Pinot Blanc and 7% Pinot Gris and has a 12% alcohol volume.

The base wine for the 2013 vintage was first fermented in steel tanks. following four years of maturing on the lees, the sparkling wine was finally hand riddled and disgorged in June 2018.

Fred Loimer suggests that you should store the wine in your basement now and then open the bottle at the earliest of Christmas 2020 because it is a Brut Nature with a natural residual sugar level of 3 g per litre, as no sweetness was added to the Sekt at the disgorgement stage.

Buying this wine would be an investment, it’s something you’ll store away for a few years and come back to on a special occasion to enjoy it at it’s fullest potential.

Tasting Notes: “Sweet green apple and candy floss aromas. It’s easy to drink.”

Fred Loimer the winemaker suggests that you wait until at least December 2020 to open this bottle for you to get the best experience. Although it’s still a pleasant experience if you decide to drink it now. I would put this in the Zesty and Zingy category for the Glass of Bubbly Awards.

Loimer: Brut Rosé

This wine is intended for immediate enjoyment.

The Brut Rosé is a blend of 58% Zweigelt, 35% Pinot Noir and 7% Chardonnay, it has a 12% alcohol level and produced 20,000 bottles.

Tasting Notes: “Red berries and strawberry candy floss aromas. Flavours are of red berries. Another easy to drink wine. I would put this in the Summer’s Day category for the Glass of Bubbly Awards.”

Loimer Brut Rosé

Loimer Brut Rosé

Oliver Walkey

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