Muskateller mit ACHTUNG 2016

Fred Loimer’s wines are among the very best examples of Grüner Veltliner and Riesling in Austria. He began practicing biodynamics in 2006 and is a founding member of Respekt, a certifying body for biodynamic viticulture. His estate near the village of Langenlois in the Kamptal region includes several prestigious single-vineyards and his winery is a model of modern efficiency.

Wines intended for immediate enjoyment are vinified in stainless-steel tanks while single-vineyard wines are aged in traditional large barrels and spend an extended time aging on their lees. His philosophy is one of non-intervention and patience. “If we have one helping hand in the cellar,” says Fred, “it’s time.”

Fred Loimer refers to his “mit ACHTUNG” series as “Slow Wines” because they’re produced with minimal modern technology and utilize time rather than shortcuts in their vinification. Muskateller mit ACHTUNG (Muskateller with attention) is made from biodynamically-farmed vineyards in Gumpoldskirchen. Whole berries are spontaneously fermented in oak casks for four weeks before pressing, followed by an additional seven months aging on the full lees. The wine is bottled unfiltered with a small addition of sulfur.

Tasting Notes

The wine shows the grapey and floral aroma typical of Muskateller along with notes of dried apricots, walnut, and chamomile tea. There is a noticeable grip to the palate thanks to four weeks of maceration on the skins that also contributes to the wine’s spicy finish of nutmeg and clove.

Food Pairing

Muskateller mit ACHTUNG features a moderate level of alcohol and balanced acidity making it an ideal wine for the table. Tannins from the skins give this macerated white wine unsuspecting grip, making it ideal with white meat and fish. Pair this wine with gnocchi in brown butter and sage or an aged hard cheese.

Production Info
Soil composition
Calcareous and Clay
Training method
Guyot
Elevation
820 feet
Average Vine Age
15
Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition
100% Muskateller
Time on its skins
4 weeks
Type of aging container
Barrels
Length of aging before bottling
7 months
Certified Eco-Friendly Practices
Biodynamic-Respekt
Analytical Data
Alcohol
11.5 %
Residual sugar
1.5 g/L
Acidity
4.3 g/L

Other wines you may like from

Loimer

Brut Nature Grosse Reserve

Chardonnay & Chardonnay-based blends

View Details

Brut Rosé Reserve

Other Red Grape or Blend

View Details

Extra Brut Reserve

Other White Grape or Blend

View Details

Gemischter Satz mit ACHTUNG

Other White Grape or Blend

View Details

Grüner Veltliner Langenlois Kamptal DAC

Grüner Veltliner

View Details

Grüner Veltliner Ried Käferberg 1ÖTW Kamptal DAC

Grüner Veltliner

View Details

Grüner Veltliner Ried Spiegel 1ÖTW Kamptal DAC

Grüner Veltliner

View Details

Grüner Veltliner Terrassen Kamptal DAC Reserve

Grüner Veltliner

View Details

Lenz Riesling

Riesling & Riesling-based Blends

View Details

Lois Grüner Veltliner

Grüner Veltliner

View Details

Riesling Langenlois Kamptal DAC

Riesling & Riesling-based Blends

View Details

Riesling Ried Heiligenstein 1ÖTW Kamptal DAC

Riesling & Riesling-based Blends

View Details

Riesling Ried Seeberg 1ÖTW Kamptal DAC

Riesling & Riesling-based Blends

View Details

Riesling Ried Steinmassl 1ÖTW Kamptal DAC

Riesling & Riesling-based Blends

View Details

Rosé

Other Red Grape or Blend

View Details