Heinrich, Pannobile, Burgenland, Austria
Gernot and Heike Henrich are life long innovators. Since taking over the family estate in 1985 they have constantly sought to improve and explore. Now farming biodynamically, which they see as being right for the planet and better for the wines, they were among the first to move to focus on quality and champion local grape varieties.
In 1994 in the Northern village of Gols 9 wineries joined forces to work alongside each other while sharing ideas and raising the profile of the area, that group was named Pannobile, Pannobile is a portmanteau of the word "Pannonian" which was part of the Roman empire in the area of Gols and the word "nobility". As a reflection the grapes chosen for this wine come from the best sites on south facing slopes in Gols and east facing slopes in Leitha.
These grapes are hand picked and fermentation occurs using wild yeasts in wooden vats after which the wine sits and macerates on the skins for 3 weeks. Once maceration is complete it is then gently basket pressed before aging for 21 months in 500 litre oak barrels.Producer - Heinrich
Country - Austria
Region - Neusiedlersee-Hügelland, Burgenland
Appelation - Leithaberg
Variety / Blend - 55% Zweigelt, 45% Blaufrankisch
Wine Style - Red Wine
Farming - Biodynamic