Gernot Heinrich, Burgenland


Red, 2015

13%

750 ml

Varietals: Zweigelt, St. Laurent & Blaufränkisch

Tasting Notes:

The easy-drinking entrance ticket to Heinrich’s world of wine is presented in velvety, deep ruby-red. Red-berried fruit, in particular, crisp cherry is the central element of this light footed blend of the local varieties Blaufränkisch, Zweigelt and St. Laurent. This is accompanied by subtle tobacco, peppery notes and thorough juiciness. Sophisticated simplicity is the focus of this cool red wine and simplicity indeed demands mastery. Despite the warm vintage, this wine excels with fruit opulence, moderate alcohol, and subtle tannin as it refreshes with herbal spice and nervy acid. 

“A hint of cinnamon touches upon ripe, red-cherry notes, creating an appetizing nose. The palate has juicy lightness and ease, edged with white pepper. Light and juicy, it's an excellent, animating party wine.” –  Anne Krebiehl MW, Wine Enthusiast

Wine Enthusiast: 90 points
 
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The “red” is sourced from both sides of the Neusiedler See (Lake Neusiedl). On the west side, vines are rooted in the limestone and schist of the Leithaberg (Leitha Mountains) slopes – on the east side of the lake vines in the gravelly Parndorfer Platte (Parndorfer Plain) and humus-rich Heideboden.

Handpicked mid-September to the beginning of October, spontaneous fermentation, two weeks maceration on the
skins in wooden fermentation vat and steel tank, matured for over a year in wood cask.

Residual Sugar: 1 g/l

Acidity: 5.4 g/l