The label and closure for this Austrian Gruner Veltliner is so green that it's hard not to think green when you smell or drink it. And green it is, although a very pleasant shade, fresh, understated and lovely like a sprig of mint on a gin and tonic. I've read descriptions of Gruner that mention wax beans, lima beans and legumes as part of the aroma/flavor profile, and I never can find any of these. White pepper? Yes, and a touch of green apple and lime. Descriptors are hard for me to come up with, but the wine is fresh, complex and lovely.
Lois is not named after a woman of that name but rather refers to loess, wind-borne soil that covers this area of lower Austria. Lois is not a Gruner to put away but I always find nuances emerging after an hour or so at the table. Very good with vegetable-oriented meals.
Saturday, January 5, 2013
Loimer Lois Kamptal Gruner Veltliner Trocken, 2009
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