Heinrich, Leithaberg DAC, 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.
This wine takes its name from the vineyards in which they grow. Old vine Blaufrankish grown on the Leitha hills, hills rich in limestone, calcarius, sandstone and mica schist overlooking lake Neusiedl.
These old vine 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 20 months in 500 litre oak barrels.Producer - Heinrich
Country - Austria
Region - Neusiedlersee-Hügelland, Burgenland
Appelation - Leithaberg
Variety / Blend - Blaufränkisch
Wine Style - Red Wine
Farming - Biodynamic