This highly approachable RED is purely harmonious. The composition of its blend reflects the most important grape varieties in the vineyards: Zweigelt, Blaufrankisch and St. Laurent. Purple colour, cherry nose and hints of floral and spice characters, this RED offers lots a black and red cherry notes on the palate, a refreshing acidity and well managed, round tannins.
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RED is an approachable, pleasure-giving table wine produced from 60% Blaufrankisch, 30% Zweigelt, and 10% St. Laurent aged for 12 months in a combination of barriques and large French and Slavonian oak casks. We suggest serving it slightly chilled in the warm summer months though it is delicious year-round at the table. RED is produced in several different formats in Europe, hence the description on the front label of ”regular bottle.” A drinker!
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RED is an approachable, pleasure-giving table wine produced from 60% Zweigelt, 30% Blaufrankisch, 10% St. Laurent, aged for 12 months in a combination of barriques and large Slavonian oak casks. We suggest serving it slightly chilled in the warm summer months though it is delicious year-round at the table. RED is produced in several different formats in Europe, hence the description on the front label of ”regular bottle.” A drinker!
60% Blaufränkisch, 30% Zweigelt, 10% St. Laurent
Early vintages were powerful and boldly tannic, aged primarily in new barriques, however, over the past decade the intensity of vineyard work has become more critical to the development of the wines. Hence, use of new barrels in the cellar has become modest. The new, ultra-modern winery, completed in 2002, provides the freedom of space and the tools to ensure that the fruit is translated into wines that are powerful, yet without hard edges - complex, yet delicate. The winery is dedicated to promoting elite examples of classic varietals from the area like Zweigelt, St. Laurent and Blaufrankisch. As each year passes, the red wines of Austria become more refined and the winemakers more adept. These may still be foreign sounding to the US market; however, it is clear the quality of the wines produced here will need no special translation to be appreciated.
An every-day wine to be enjoyed with a good, simple meal, a picnic or cold cuts.
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.