Loimer Terrasen Gruner Veltliner 2012



A layered nose with fine ripe apple and spice aromas. Youthful, dry herbal notes on the full-bodied palate with a lively freshness. Spicy, peppery elements give great texture and a long finish, with hints of ripe apple and pear.

The interplay of soil and climate form the basic character of the wines from the Kamptal. The influence of the Pannonian climate from Hungary to the east brings hot, dry days to the area. Cooler air currents from the Waldviertel region to the north help spice up those hot daytime Kamptal temperatures, which reach up to 38°C. The soils are just as unique and thus ideal for wine growing. Found here is Gföhler gneiss, the primary rock of which the hills of the Kamptal are composed. This is covered by a layer of brown soil, though, at various points, a chalky layer is nestled between them. Also found in the area are loess and clay soils which are found along the banks of the Kamp river. All sites are classified at ‘Erste Lage‘, with vines of up to 40 years old and at altitudes between 270m and 350m above sea level.

Despite a difficult year, 2012 delivered enormous satisfaction. Because of a winter frost, bud break was uneven and somewhat “patchy”. A late frost in May increased the damage dramatically, not helped by the draught. Summer, however, did as much as possible to counteract what had occurred. Rain and heat helped the vines to recover and the relatively small amount of grapes developed wonderfully. A dry autumn allowed for the harvest date to be chosen practically at random and fantastically ripe grapes could be picked.

Grapes were rigorously and selectively picked by hand into small 20kg crates. Maceration on the must took place for a few hours before the grapes were pressed and fermented spontaneously in large wooden barrels. The wine was bottled in May 2013 after extended ageing on fine lees

 13.5% abv
Loimer Terrasen Gruner Veltliner 2012
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