The wines of Allram, Kamptal, Austria
Allram are well located in the Kamptal, and have Riesling and Grüner Veltliner in some of the top vineyards: Heiligenstein, Gaisberg and Renner.
They have 30 hectares of vines and are based in the village of Strass. Since 2015 the third generation, Lorenz Haas-Allram and his sister Magdalena, have been in charge, and are converting the vineyards to organics.
Lorenz makes the wine and has experience working in Pfalz, Styria, New Zealand, South Africa and Wachau, so he brings a blend of new world and old world thinking to his vinification.
The results are really impressive.
Allram Grüner Veltliner Strass 2021 Kamptal, Austria
12.5% alcohol. This is a village blend of 10 different plots vinified in stainless steel. Lively and fresh with good acidity, showing pear fruit and a hint of white pepper. Dry finish. 91/100
Allram Grüner Veltliner Strass Alte Reben 2021 Kamptal, Austria
12.5% alcohol. From small old vine plots picked and vinified separately. Lovely precision here with hints of white pepper and bold, fresh lemon and pear fruit. Nice texture and weight. 92/100
Allram Grüner Veltliner Ried Gaisberg 1ÖTW 2020 Kamptal, Austria
13% alcohol. This is from the middle section of the slope, with 2-3 m of loess over schist. Vinified in large oak. Layered and complex with a hint of cabbage, some pear and peach fruit and also apple and white pepper. Lovely depth here. 94/100
Allram Riesling Ried Gaisberg 1ÖTW 2021 Kamptal, Austria
From the upper third of the vineyard with pure schist soils. Very fine and bright with bold citrus fruit. Intense and nicely crystalline with precision, concentration and some minerality. 94/100
Allram Riesling Ried Heiligenstein 1ÖTW 2021 Kamptal, Austria
Such focus and precision here with lime and lemon fruit. Powerful, showing great acidity. Really intense and mineral, yet also refined. 95/100
Allram St Laurent Ried Gaisberg 2018 Niederösterreich, Austria
12.5% alcohol. Sweetly aromatic with lovely cherry fruit and a touch of aniseed, as well as a hint of green. Supple, fresh and elegant with juicy acidity, and some mineral character. 92/100
Allram Grüner Veltliner Gaisberg 2016 Kamptal DAC
Loess, crystalline rocks. 13.5%. Cork. Very fruity and lively with clean, rounded pear fruit and some nice crisp acidity. This is still very primary and youthful with nice weight and focus. 91/100
Allram Grüner Veltliner Renner 2016 Kamptal DAC
Loess, crystalline rocks. 13.0%. cork. Very attractive with a slight creamy edge to the fresh, subtly peppery, minerally pear and citrus fruit. Has some subtle herbal characters too. 92/100
Allram Riesling Gaisberg 2016 Kamptal DAC
Schist, gneiss. 13.0%. Screwcap. Very bright and linear with tangerine and lemon notes. There’s a spicy grapefruit quality on the palate. Has really bright acidity and real delicacy. So appealing and vivid. 93/100
Allram Riesling Zöbinger Heiligenstein 2016 Kamptal DAC
Permian sandstone. 13.0% alcohol. Screwcap. Fine and expressive with lovely transparency to the fruit. Linear and focused with pure citrus and a fine spiciness. Amazing freshness and precision with well integrated acidity and a lightness of body. 94/100
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