Weingut Heinrich Naked Red (750ml)
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Gernot and Heike Heinrich are a husband and wife team that took over Gernot’s family winery in 1985. Heinrich was one of the first producers in the region to branch out from making simple white wines to producing high-quality reds. He saw the potential in local varietals like Blaufränkisch, Zweigelt and St Laurent. They have been practicing organic and biodynamic viticulture since 2006 and wholly believe that it is the best choice for both the planet and the wines. He feels that biodynamics lends to better wine with a more precise expression of vineyard and soil. They were one of the founding members of Respekt, a certifying body for biodynamic viticulture in Austria. Gernot believes that the best wines express a sense of place, and that they can only do this if they’re rooted in a biologically diverse environment and the vines live in symbiosis with a healthy ecosystem. As expected from a biodynamic producer, Heinrich aims for as little intervention in the winery as possible.
A light, juicy and uncomplicated red. Aromas and flavours of red berries, some black berry and a herbal spiciness on the palate. Light bodied, but not light in flavour. Enjoy this with a slight chill with charcuterie, pizza or traditional Austrian schnitzel.
The grapes are 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 grapes in the gravelly Parndorfer Platte (Parndorfer Plain) and humus-rich Heideboden.
A blend of Zweigelt, Blaufränkisch and St. Laurent. The grapes are hand-picked, fermented with indigenous yeast and spends two weeks on the skins post fermentation in wooden vats and steel tanks. The wine is aged for a year in old wood casks before bottling.