Loimer Grüner Veltliner Ried Käferberg
94 WINE ENTHUSIAST, 94 WINE ADVOCATE, 94 A LA CARTE GUIDE, 94 FALSTAFF RIEDEN CUP, 94 FALSTAFF, 4 STERNE VINARIA GUIDE
Situated 310-330 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 diurnal temperature variation, gives the grapes a chance to reach full ripeness and develop fine perfumes and flavours. The three-hectare Käferberg vineyard is located at the upper end of an eastern slope, about 300m above sea level, just north of Langenlois, in the Kamptal region of Lower Austria. The soils are varied – there are light, sandy zones alongside heavy clay areas, interrupted by Gföhl gneiss. The cool microclimate at Käferberg and consequent long hang times enable the grapes to reach full ripeness, resulting in an elegant, mineral rich wine. The Käferberg vineyard has been certified biodynamic since 2009.
Alcohol Volume: 12.5%
Tasting Notes: A youthful nose of white fruit and herbal elements. The palate is well balanced with a fine citrus fruit character and ripe but lively acidity. An inviting fruit core on the mid-palate combines with a full bodied, generous wine with a lovely pepperiness and length.
Food Pairing: Salad, Asparagus, Sea Food, Sushi, Goats Cheese