Pinot Noir Reserve

vintage 2017

The story: This Pinot noir is one of the flagships in Heinrich's range and supposed to transmit everything his terroirs have to offer. A selection of the best barrels of the vintage, treated gently and blended carefully.

Site, Vineyard and Soil
Ried Kräutergarten and Ried Weingarten Satzäcker in Oberwaltersdorf: meagre alluvial gravel with a very high limestone content. Ried Kreuzweingarten in Gumpoldskirchen, deep loamy calcareous brown earth

Classic transparency of Pinot noir, dark brick red. Subtle aroma of cherries, red berries, raspberry preserves, sage, violets, a little bitter almond. The juicy and elegant palate is characterised by ripe raspberries, rosehip infusions and Mediterranean herbs, some black tea and liquorice. The arc of acidity is almost seamless, providing the rounded body an elegant frame and highlighting the fine tannins. Delicious length.

Awards and honours
Falstaff Wein Guide 2019/2020:                 91 points
Falstaff Ultimate Wine Guide 2019/2020:  91 points
Wine Enthusiast:                                          93 points
A la Carte 2020:                                           92 points
Gault Millau 2020:                                       17 points

Food pairing
Veal roast, leg of lamb with thyme and lemon, grilled vegetables provençal, wild fowl such as pheasant or duck.

Serving temperature
16-18 °C (60 -65 °F)

Selective hand harvest at the end of September and on October 7th, 65% destemmed and crushed, 30% whole berries, 5% whole bunches. Cold maceration at 8°C for five days; 100% spontaneous fermentation in open vats, pressed after 10 days fermenting. Maturation in barriques for eighteen months, 30% in new oak, 40% second filling and the rest third fillings.

Acidity 5,2 g/l, Alcohol 13,5 % Vol., Residual Sugar 1,0 g/l