Fred Loimer owns 80 hectares around Langenlois, in the sunny Kamptal region of Lower Austria. He attended Austria’s renowned Klosterneuburg University and gained valuable experience in Nahe, Germany and the Napa Valley before taking over the winery from his father in 1997. Unlike many Austrian producers who go for an overly rich and sweet style, Fred gets full ripeness in the vineyard yet ferments to dryness, managing to produce wines with lovely definition, zest and balance on the palate.
The Brut Rosé Reserve is made with 20% reserve vintages and 80% from the 2018 vintage. After whole bunch pressing, the first fermentation was carried out with indigenous yeasts in stainless-steel tanks. The base wine remained in stainless-steel tanks on its full lees for four months, followed by racking and a further four months on fine lees. The wine went through malolactic fermentation to temper the racy acidity.
This wine has a fresh red fruit core, with floral notes and delicate puff pastry aromas. Following the extensive lees ageing, the palate is fine, mouth-filling and structured, with wonderfully soft acidity, discreet notes of strawberry, redcurrant and apple, and complex flavours of pastry and nougat on the finish.