LOIMER | Langenlois | Blanc de Blancs | Brut Nature | Grosse Reserve | 2013
chardonnay | pinot blanc | pinot gris


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Tonight we are going to review a very special sparkling wine – one of the best crémant wines ever made in AustriaLangenlois Blanc de Blancs Brut Nature Grosse Reserve 2013 by Loimer. It is special because this is a veridic crémant wine, made using the authentic méthode traditionelle technique, using three french grape varieties: chardonnaypinot blanc and pinot gris. This sparkling wine is produced in Langenlois for several decades and the grapes are grown and vinified according to the biodynamic guidelines of the winegrowers’ association. Fermented in in stainless steel tanks on full lees for 7 months and then on fine lees for another 2 months, and of course aged between 12 and 36 months after disgorgement, this wine is the winemaker’s flagship cuvée. Due to long term bottle maturation, the wine develops extra complexity and delivers enhanced creaminess on the palate. Also, this is a so called millésime sparkling wine, which means that it was created from a single harvest, that of 2013. That said, without further ado, let’s move on straight to the tasting results.
Take a look at the tasting notes below and our detailed assessment of the wine:

concentration: translucent
color: straw-yellow
clarity: bright
hue/rim: silver

intensity: rich
fruit profile: green fruits | citrus fruits | stone fruits
__green fruits: quince | apple | asian pear | wild pear
__citrus fruits: sweet lemon | lemon
__stone fruits: white peach | white nectarine | pluot
fruit character: overripe

non fruit: vegetal | sweet | lactic
__vegetal: wheat | hay
__sweet: canned pineapple | melon
__lactic: butter | yeast | french baguette | crème brûlée | panna cotta
__wood: none

sweetness: bone dry
acidity: high
alcohol: med(-)
tannin: low
__grip: fine
body: round | medium
balance: good
__dominant: acidity
complexity: complex

fruit profile: green fruits | citrus fruits | stone fruits
fruit character: ripe
non fruit: sweet | lactic
finish: med(+)
aftertaste: refreshingly-crisp

LOIMER | Langenlois | Blanc de Blancs | Brut Nature | Grosse Reserve | 2013
variety: chardonnay | pinot blanc | pinot gris
country: Austria
region: Niederösterreich | Langenlois
rating: 93.7

maturity: on the rise | developing
verdict: great | a must try
96x96This is definitely a great wine of Austria and with a total of 93.7 points scored, this wine is right there, among the best wines we’ve rated so far. Check our complete database on the wine rating page, where you can find all the wines that we have tasted and reviewed or go to the about us page and find out more about our exquisite rating system.

Verdict: this is definitely one of the best crémant wines we’ve tasted so far – extremely refreshing, crisp and very appealing – a wine that is still too youthful to be enjoyed today, therefore at least 4 to 7 more years of bottle ageing should be seriously considered. The wine feels fruity, round and lean, with a very nuanced lactic accent and very well balanced. In its current state, the wine has some overwhelming acidity and has a very nuanced fruity-citrusy profile. Overall this is a great sparkling wine: elegant, noble and creamy – a wine with a great ageing potential that needs a bit of time to develop its finesse – one that will go very well with slightly creamy dishes, like for example fresh oysters or oven-baked calamari rings. Prost!

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