HEINRICH Naked White 2018

HEINRICH Naked White 2019

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Fresh and vibrant naturally made white with complexity from lees maturation. Lovely drinking, and a little bit cloudy!

 

Naked and unadorned – this is a natural white blend that hides nothing. The grapes are sourced from vineyards on both sides of Lake Neusidel, deliciously bringing together the different sites, soils and varieties of the region.

Producer: Heinrich

Region/Country: Burgenland, Austria

Grape/s: Chardonnay, Welschriesling, Neuburger, Muscat, Gruner Veltliner, Weissburgunder

Production Method: Organic and Biodynamic farming alongside Wild fermentation in stainless steel and 14 months on lees in large oak casks

Style: Light and juicy with vibrant fruit and nice floral character.

Pairing Suggestion: Vegetable dishes, seafood, salads, aperitif

Heinrich

They are passionate about biodynamics because they feel it’s right for the planet but also that they can producer better wine with a more precise expression of vineyard and soils. They converted in 2006 and were one of the founding members of Respekt, a certifying body for biodynamic viticulture in Austria. As you would expect from a biodynamic producer, Heinrich aim for a little intervention in the winery as possible, choosing not to rush their wines, but give them the time they need to achieve balance.

From The Natty Boy

Weingut Heinrich have their vineyards surrounding the Neusiedlersee in Austria, a huge, shallow lake which has a massive impact on the climate there. Grapes come from both sides of the Lake, with soil being limestone and schist on the Western side and more gravelly on the East. The vineyards are managed organically and biodynamically and everything is hand harvested and spends 12 hours macerating on skins with stems prior to pressing for fermentation with natural yeasts. Ageing is 14 months, on the lees in large old oak casks before bottling unfined and unfiltered with minimal SO2. Throws a lovely haze in the glass, and displays pear, nutmeg spice and rose/violet floral aromatics. The tannic profile is sumptuous, alongside a chalky mineral element shaping the fruit. I loved this when I tasted the range recently, there was just so much life and interest as well as plain enjoyment when drinking!

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