Fred Loimer owns 60 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.
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.
With lovely aromas of fresh apples, this wine has classic varietal spice. Notes of exotic fruit and the typical acidity of the Kamptal give excellent structure and balance before the long finish.