In ruby and dark shape it lets itself look deeply into the noble ditch. This needs time, air and at least a big glass. With the grating yet comforting voice of a cavalier baritone, this Blaufränkisch tells of precise dark berry fruit, earthiness and peppery spice; easily making it across two octaves. Aware of its unbridled power, it presents itself punchy and grippy on the palate, creating space for itself clammily, yet is positively irritating in the process, with delicate deliberation and small-part finesse. In a successful tightrope walk between instinct and reason, one lets oneself be taken by the hand in the glass. The density of the 2015 Edelgraben, detached from heaviness, shows the way along its stony aftertaste and confirms once again the truth "In the peace lies the power".
This Blaufränkisch is grown in old vineyards on the southeast-facing slopes of the Leithagebirge in Breitenbrunn, which slope towards Lake Neusiedl and are characterised by the fossil-rich limestone and calcareous sandstone and mica slate typical of the region.
Brought into the bottle in the eternal cycle of nature and with a lot of manual work and care. The vineyards were cultivated biodynamically according to the guidelines of Respect. Handpicked at the beginning of October, spontaneous fermentation, left on the skins for three weeks in wooden fermentation racks, gently pressed with a basket press, matured for 28 months in used 500 L oak barrels.
Wine data sheet of the Heinrich winery
Winery Heinrich, Baumgarten 60, A-7122 Gols / Austria, organic certificate: AT-BIO-402