Pepper and blueberry burst out of the glass. Fresh on the palate with a herbaceous note, fine tannins and a linear finish.
Pannobile, a combination of “Pannonian” and “nobility,” is a group of nine wineries in the northern Burgenland village of Gols, who came together in 1994 to exchange ideas and raise the profile of the region’s wines. The grapes for this cuvee are sourced from some of Heirich’s best sites, south-facing slopes in Gols and the east facing slopes in the Leitha Mountains. Soils are thin sandy loam, limestone and slate on the north end of the Lake Neusiedl, which moderates the warm Pannonian mesoclimate.
Viticulture is biodynamic. Heinrich believe that their soil is the foundation for healthy vines and that a biologically diverse environment and a thriving ecosystem is key to this. They have planted shrubs, bushes and fruit trees in the vineyards to provide a habitat for beneficial fauna. Vineyards are worked by hand.
After hand-picking fermentation is with indigenous yeasts in wooden vats. The wine spends three weeks macerating on skins post fermentation. The wine is then gently basket pressed and aged for 21 months in 500 litre oak barrels. It is bottled without filtration and with a small amount of sulphur.
11% / 75cl