This wine is made from 100% St. Laurent grapes. The vines are up to 35 years-old, with half of them growing in the Rosenberg in Breitenbrunn (in the mica slate soils of the eastern slope of the Leithagebirge), and the other half growing in the gravelly Parndorfer Platte and the humid Heidenboden to the east of the Neusiedler See. Harvested by hand at the end of September. Following selection in the vineyards and then on the winery sorting belt, processing according to the gravity principle without pumps took place. Spontaneous fermentation in steel tanks and wooden vats. There were three weeks of maceration and 13 months of maturation in used barriques and 500 liter barrels.
To be enjoyed just on its own or with fine red meat dishes with medium-rich sauces.
Gernot and Heike Heinrich founded their winery in 1990 with 2 ½ acres of vineyard purchased from Gernot”s family. His early work in the family winery, like most of that generation, was purely an agricultural pursuit with goals more related to quantity production. Gernot”s parents had wished their son would choose a different path, because unlike him, they could not see the potential for great wines to be produced from this area. Just over a decade later, the Heinrich”s were recognized with the prestigious Falstaff ”Winemaker of the Year” award. The philosophy at the winery is as transparent and pure as their wines. Their initial challenges were no comparison to the joy and some measure of freedom it gave Gernot & Heike to make a fresh start for the area. That joy and bravery still drives them both today, as they look across Lake Neusiedl to Leithaberg for their next challenge.
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