Tastings May 17 – 20th
Loimer Lois Grüner Veltliner
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.
Now available in the traditional Austrian bottle, Grüner Veltliner is the signature grape of Austria and produces a dry white wine with savory aromas, spicy flavors, and good acidity. Fresh-tasting with notes of green apple, lemon, radish, and arugula, this lighter styles of Grüner Veltliner is intended for immediate enjoyment.
Costera Cannonau di Sardegna
From the Italian island of Sardinia, Costera is made from Cannonau grapes (Garnacha or Grenache). It is the workhorse red grape of Sardinia where it is likely to have arrived centuries ago from Spain, although an alternative theory suggests that Cannonau originated in Sardinia.
This deeply-colored, full-bodied red wine has flavors of very ripe strawberries, black cherries, herbs, and spices. The warmth and intense sunlight of southern Sardinia can be seen and felt in the wine with unexpectedly deep color and fullness on the palate. French oak barriques provide rounded tannins and flavors of vanilla.