2010 Loimer Kamptal Riesling – 22.97 – BD. Juicy, more up-front fruit. Pretty, white peach & floral aromatics. Balanced acidity & sweetness from the fruit, mineral structure, lemon zest, Granny Smith malic acid, delicate, refreshing. Growing out of Gneiss and loess. Smells of lemon juice & wet stones. In the mouth the wine is quite bright & juicy with flavors of wet stone, lemon juice. Electric acidity makes the flavors explosive, & a chalky finish brings in floral notes. Juicy. Dry.
2011 Loimer “Lois” Grüner Veltliner – 15.97 – Contract fruit – More ripe vintage, Since 2001. Mineral, bright. Nice intro, clean, classic, warmer. Launched in 1999, best selling Grüner Veltliner (sales dollars). Smells of green apple and wet stones. In the mouth the wine offers bright green apple flavors & floral character & minerals. Notes of lemon zest linger in the finish. Straightforward & friendly.
2011 Weininger Gemischter Satz – 22.57 – BD. Vienna’s Bisamberg vineyards, , 2000 acre. Next to the Danube. Limestone, low clay content. Fossilized coral reef from the Tertiary period. Field blend – Grüner Veltliner, Riesling, Welschriesling, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris, Neuberger (Roter Veltliner X Sylvaner), Traminer, Chardonnay – Indigenous yeast, stainless. Citrus, yellow flowers, pineapples, sweet herbs. Complex & spicy, mineral fruit. Lively acid. Ripe grapes in great shape. Mainly from Bisamberg because of hail damage in Nussberg for this vintage. Lychee, pear, tangy acid.
2011 Heinrich Red – 17.97 – No pumping. Zweigelt, Blaufrankish, St. Laurent. Stainless, used big casks. Good vintage, no rot, no disease. The Blaufrankish yields notes of red fruit such as raspberries and red cherries while the back bone of this blend, Zweigelt amplify the raspberries, a light note of cassis and pepper. The Saint Laurent yields a open delicate fleshiness that gives a sensation of silkiness.