Alois Lageder Pinot Bianco "Tòr Löwengang" Haberlehof 2005 12,5% 14,99€
I have usually appreciated Lageder to some degree (I guess for the purity of expression) but have also usually thought them to be a bit simple and frankly a bit boring. I don't know what they did differently with this wine, but this wasn't boring at all and had all that purity that I like. Extremely mineral nose, reminding me of Muscadet with its sea-breeze, rocks and limpid fruit, yet it still is typical PB in its appley flavours. It is obviously from a warm year because the acidity is a bit less zippy that I hoped, but there is enough acidity to keep the wine very fresh and to reign in the juicy fruit. Lovely, mineral aftertaste. I don't think I've ever been so excited by a Lageder. Now I need to get this in a cooler vintage to get the zippiness level to my liking.
I don't drink wine because of religious reasons ... only for other reasons.