The Loimer estate vineyards lie around Langenlois in the cool yet sunny Kamptal area to the north-west of Vienna. Divided into 100 parcels and planted on seven different soil types, the 80 hectares of vineyard offer huge potential for great complexity in the wines, while their high altitude and south-east/south facing aspect encourage the development of aromatic compounds in the grapes.
The conversion to biodynamic viticulture began in 2006, resulting in official Respekt certification for all estate wines. Realising early on that he would follow in his father’s footsteps as a winemaker, Fred Loimer attended Austria’s renowned Klosterneuburg University and gained valuable experience in Nahe, Germany and the Napa Valley.
Fred took over the winery from his father in 1997, purchasing and renovating a 19th century vaulted brick cellar in 1998. Unlike many Austrian producers who go for a rich, sweet style, Fred obtains full ripeness in the vineyard yet ferments to dryness. All the Loimer wines display his trademark definition, zest and balance on the palate. The ‘Lois’ and ‘Lenz’ offer excellent value, while the Kamptal wines are a further step up in quality. The iconic, single vineyard Riesling and Grüner Veltliners are ranked among the best in Austria. Certified both organic and biodynamic and bottled under Vinolok, the ‘Käferberg’ and ‘Steinmassl’ wines display wonderful purity of fruit, as well as a real ‘sense of place’.
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