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Heinrich Gernot

The winery is located in the municipality Gols in the Burgenland DAC area Lake Neusiedl (Austria). It is run by Gernot and Heike Heinrich. The vineyards (about 90 ha) are located on both sides of Lake Neusiedl: on the west side in the cool, calcareous slopes of the Leithaberg such as Alter Berg, Edelgraben and Hackelsberg, as well as in the warmer, south-exposed locations around Gols such as example Gabarinza and Salzberg with sandy loamy soil and a lot of sun The main focus is on the red varieties Blaufränkisch , Zweigelt, St. Laurent, Pinot Noir and Merlot. The proportion of white wine varieties has increased again in recent years. The most important are Chardonnay and Pinot Blanc at Leithagebirge, as well as Pinot Gris, Roter Traminer and Neuburger, which produces with much mash contact or even on the Mash fermented become.

Particular attention is paid to the correct location of the vine or grape variety in terms of soil composition and moisture, exposition (Sunshine) and altitude. Through diverse, variety-rich greening between the lines becomes the biodiversity (Biodiversity) promoted by plants and microorganisms with the aim of healthy vines while preventing erosion. In some locations, grazing is sometimes even year-round with sheep. The total abandonment pesticides and the gradual conversion to biodynamics took place in 2006 and was the final step towards preventive and natural preparations management, which was conducted according to certified guidelines of the Biodynamic viticulture he follows. In the process, too moon phases considered. Both in the vineyard and in the cellar, you have the minimalist ( noninvasive ) Principle with as few interventions as possible.

In the cellar, the wines are after the spontaneous fermentation, untreated on its own yeast, in mostly used wooden barrels (500, 1,500 to 2,700 l and Holzgärständer with mostly 3,000 l, only a few barriques). As a result, over time, the individual aromatic, terroir Spectra with natural and reductive notes, Although these natural processes are perceived and observed, they are influenced as little as possible. The aim of this way of working is to make authentic and original wines. The premium wines include the red wine cuvées Gabarinza (Zweigelt, Merlot, Blaufränkisch ), Pannobile red (Zweigelt, Blaufränkisch ) and Salzberg (Merlot, Blaufränkisch ), as well as various red and white wines Leithaberg DAC, Every year around 500,000 bottles of wine are produced. An export takes place in over 20 EU countries, in Switzerland, in the USA as well as in some countries in Asia. The winery is a member of Pannobile. Premium Estates of Austria and respect.

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