Gernot Heinrich, Burgenland


Pannobile, 2015

13%

750 ml

Varietals: 55% Zweigelt & 45% Blaufränkisch

Tasting Notes:
 
Peaceful pleasure. Strength is to be found in serenity. No harsh opulence, but rather subtle, precise red-berried fruit in a delicately woven tannin cloak that opens on the palate in layers and continues on the long taut finish. Sincere, yet frank and nevertheless floral and fruit-driven, worn like a light summery wrap dress – the 2015 Pannobile has plenty of love to share. The openhearted fruit parade and multifaceted aroma, so typical of the 2015 vintage, open like a peacock’s tail in the glass. The velvety softness of its fundamental disposition gains satisfying momentum carried by a refreshing spine of acid. A balanced, yet eclectic style in which straightforward sincerity and intrinsic harmony bring pure joy. 

“Blending Zweigelt and Blaufränkisch and aged for 21 months in used 500-liter oak barrels, the 2015 Burgenland Pannobile is deep, fresh and fleshy on the ripe and concentrated nose. Dark fruit and toast aromas lead to a silky-textured, pure and fresh palate with a straight and crystalline character.” – Stephan Reinhardt, Robert Parker

Falstaff Magazine: 94 points, A la Carte: 94 points

Limited: 54 bottles imported

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From the high-potential Pannobile sites located on the south-facing slopes in Gols and the east facing slopes of the Leithaberg (Leitha Mountains). A delicious reflection of the often very meagre sandy loam and the limestone and slate soils found on the north end of the Neusiedler See (Lake Neusiedl), which moderates the warm Pannonian mesoclimate.

Handpicked mid-September to the beginning of October, spontaneous fermentation, three weeks maceration on the skins in wooden fermentation vats, gentle basket press, 21 months maturation in used 500-litre oak barrels.

Residual Sugar: 1 g/l

Acidity: 5.9 g/l