This wine has intense spicy aromas of ground white pepper and cardamom with fresh yellow apple. On the palate, the 2018 Lois has a vibrant mouthfeel and graceful acidity with notes of green plum and dried pineapple. The finish is fresh with lingering tartness.
Certified Organic, Vegan, Vegetarian
Situated 200-400 metres above sea level, the climate of the Kamp Valley is characterised by cool nights and warm days, with a long, sunny autumn. The high summer temperatures are mitigated by the River Danube and the Waldviertel (forested area). Its long growing season and the difference in temperature between night and day, gives the grapes a chance to reach full ripeness and develop fine perfumes and flavours. Soils are mixed and well drained, with Gföhl gneiss (coarse-grained, metamorphic rock containing quartz, felspar and mica) subsoil.
The grapes were harvested by hand in September into 20kg crates. The grapes were then macerated whole bunch for up to four hours before fermentation took place at 20-22°C for 2-4 weeks in stainless steel tanks. After fermentation, the wine was matured on its lees for four months before being bottled in January 2019.
Fred Loimer owns 80 hectares around Langenlois, in the sunny Kamptal region of Lower Austria. Fred makes a range of wines from the excellent value ‘Lois’ and ‘Lenz’ to the superb, single varietal Rieslings and Grüner Veltliners. Unlike many Austrian producers who go for an overly rich and sweet style, Fred gets full ripeness in the vineyard yet ferments to dryness, managing to produce wines with lovely definition, zest and balance on the palate.