Weingut Heinrich Naked White (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.
Pale hazy lemon-yellow in the glass. Aromas of pear skin, nutmeg and subtle rose petal. The palate has a touch of grip and chalky minerality. Enjoy this fresh white as an aperitif, with grilled vegetables, stir fries or a traditional Austrian schnitzel.
The “naked white” 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.
Bottled according to biodynamic principles and the eternal cycle of nature, with conscientious manual labour and great attention to
detail. Handpicked at the beginning of September and macerated with the stems overnight. Spontaneous and malolactic fermentation.
Matured on its natural yeast lees in used large oak casks and bottled unfiltered with minimal sulphur. 38% Pinot Blanc, 37% Chardonnay, 11% Pinot Gris, 8% Grüner Veltliner, 6% Welschriesling.