Heinrich Pinot Noir 2013

Pinot Noir has been grown in Austria for close to two hundred years and is the most successful red grape import from France. Great Austrian Pinot Noir only began to emerge in the last decade with growers like Gernot Heinrich planting the temperamental varietal in top sites. Dorflagen is a young vine Pinot Noir from the gravelly Goldberg vineyard and the loamy Salzberg vineyard, both in close proximity to the Heinrich winery in Gols. Pretty, perfumed and affordable. 

Tasting Notes

Ruby red in color with light, fruity raspberry aromas accompanied by delicate meadow herb flavors. Charming, mouthfilling fruit with a fresh nuance of rhubarb, subtle orange zest underscored by fine sour cherry tones. Good balance with lengthy, drink-enticing acidity.

Food Pairing

Pair with fall vegetable lasagna, sesame chicken, or roasted pork belly with rhubarb compote.

Production Info
Vineyard size
5 acres
Soil composition
Gravel and Clay-Loam
Elevation
495 feet
Vines/acre
2,000
Yield/acre
1.4 tons
Exposure
Northern / Southwestern
Year vineyard planted
1997-2002
Harvest time
August
First vintage of this wine
2012
Bottles produced of this wine
6,000
Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition
100% Pinot Noir
Fermentation container
Stainless steel tanks and Barrels
Age of Aging Container
Two-Six years
Fermentation temperature
79-82 °F
Maceration technique
Punchdown
Maceration length
14-18
Type of aging container
Barrels
Size of aging container
500 L
Type of oak
French
Length of aging before bottling
8 months

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