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Loimer Lois Gruner Veltliner 2009

Gruner Veltliner from Austria
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  • WE88
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Winemaker Notes

Lively aromas and flavors of fresh apples and citrus lead to a hint of cassis and a touch of spiciness on the finish. Notes of exotic fruit and refreshing acidity, a hallmark of the Kamptal, make LOIS an ideal wine drinking experience anytime. 2009 celebrates the 10th vintage of LOIS.

An ideal apértif or the perfect pairing with fried chicken, sushi and spicy Asian cuisine, or fresh seafood and vegetables.

Critical Acclaim

W&S 89
Wine & Spirits

Fresh, lively and delicious, this is nevertheless a serious wine at this price point, its brisk flavors of apple, lemon zest and sage leaf accented by a subtly complex minerality.

WE 88
Wine Enthusiast

The lightest Grüner, crisp with fresh apple, it has just a touch of spice, focusing more on tightly clean fruit. A perfect apéritif style.

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Sustainability without sacrifice – one doesn't have to give up or do without something in order to live and to work sustainably. This is the philosophy that Fred Loimer lives by. He is a happy up-beat person who enjoys life, who's hungry for life, and is always keen to learn. He also is extremely concerned about quality, and he doesn´t leave anything to chance. And all of this is reflected in his wines. Loimer wines convey a zest for life and uncomplicated pleasure. Sip by sip, they reveal multilayered structure and depth.

Argentina

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Formerly associated with inexpensive bulk wine but dramatically shifting focus from quantity to quality...

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Formerly associated with inexpensive bulk wine but dramatically shifting focus from quantity to quality, Argentina is the most important wine-producing country in South America. Certainly excellent values abound here still, but increases in vineyard investment, improved winery technology, and a commitment to innovation since the late 20th century have contributed to the country’s burgeoning image as a producer of great wines at all price points. The climate here is diverse but generally continental and agreeable, with hot, dry summers and cold snowy winters—a positive, as snow melt from the Andes Mountains can be used to irrigate vineyards. Grapes very rarely have any difficulty achieving full ripeness.

Mendoza, a large and famous region responsible for more than 70% of Argentina’s wine production, is further divided into several sub-regions, including Luján de Cuyo and the Uco Valley. Red wines dominate here, especially Malbec, the country’s star variety, while Chardonnay is the most successful white. The province of San Juan is best known for blends of Bonarda and Syrah. Torrontés is a specialty of the La Rioja and Salta regions, the latter of which is also responsible for excellent Malbecs grown at very high elevation.

Cabernet Sauvignon

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A noble variety bestowed with both power and concentration...

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A noble variety bestowed with both power and concentration, Cabernet Sauvignon is sometimes referred to as the “king” of red grapes. It can be somewhat unapproachable early in its youth but has the potential to age beautifully, with the ability to last fifty years or more at its best. Small berries and tough skins provide its trademark firm tannic grip, while high acidity helps to keep the wine fresh for decades. Cabernet Sauvignon flourishes in temperate climates like Bordeaux's Medoc region (and in St-Emillion and Pomerol, where it plays a supporting role to Merlot). The top Médoc producers use Cabernet Sauvignon for their wine’s backbone, blending it with Merlot and smaller amounts of Cabernet Franc, Malbec, and/or Petit Verdot. On its own, Cabernet Sauvignon has enjoyed great success throughout the world, particularly in the Napa Valley, and is responsible for some of the world’s most prestigious and sought-after “cult” wines.

In the Glass

High in color, tannin, and extract, Cabernet Sauvignon expresses notes of blackberry, cassis, plum, currant, spice, and tobacco. In Bordeaux and elsewhere in the Old World you'll find the more earthy, tannic side of Cabernet, where it's typically blended to soften tannins and add complexity. In warmer regions like California and Australia, you can typically expect more ripe fruit flavors upfront.

Perfect Pairings

Cabernet Sauvignon is right at home with rich, intense meat dishes—beef, lamb, and venison, in particular—where its opulent fruit and decisive tannins make an equal match to the dense protein of the meat. With a mature Cabernet, opt for tender, slow-cooked meat dishes.

Sommelier Secrets

Despite the modern importance and ubiquity of Cabernet Sauvignon, it is actually a relatively young variety. In 1997, DNA revealed the grape to be a spontaneous crossing of Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc which took place in 17th century southwestern France.

PBC911611_2009 Item# 108501

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