Naked Rose, Weingut Heinrich

£23.00

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WINEMAKER : Gernot & Heike Heinrich

REGION : Burgenland, Austria

GRAPE : Blaufranckisch

VINTAGE : 2021

ABV : 12%

NOTES :  Organic, biodynamic, unfiltered

Our love of Austrian wine with spice knows no bounds and sometimes feels like cheating. This is the second blaufranckisch from our Opheem Cellar in 3 months and it’s a wondergrape for Indian cuisine. This time as a bright and easy drinking rose with a unexpected depth. Red fruit driven, concentrated, fresh and a long fruity finish. Initially it feels uncomplicated but offers more as you make your way through. There’s some malolactic fermentation here that adds some texture but maintains a bright acidity. Red rose, cherries and fresh strawberries take the lead but it’s also refreshingly savoury with orange peel and baked apple taking the rear making it very fruit friendly. It’s unfiltered so don’t be scared of the sediment but be careful when pouring. Taking the phrase ‘don’t judge a book by its cover’ to another dimension, you’re convinced it’s a just a light rose but surprises you as you find much more. Crazy value against a provence rose too as well as being hearty enough to take on richer, denser dishes. Keema and our kashiphal courses work lovely. Loves a stir fry and Jalfrezi tones play around the with savoury fruits.

 

WINEMAKER : Gernot & Heike Heinrich

REGION : Burgenland, Austria

GRAPE : Blaufranckisch

VINTAGE : 2021

ABV : 12%

NOTES :  Organic, biodynamic, unfiltered

Our love of Austrian wine with spice knows no bounds and sometimes feels like cheating. This is the second blaufranckisch from our Opheem Cellar in 3 months and it’s a wondergrape for Indian cuisine. This time as a bright and easy drinking rose with a unexpected depth. Red fruit driven, concentrated, fresh and a long fruity finish. Initially it feels uncomplicated but offers more as you make your way through. There’s some malolactic fermentation here that adds some texture but maintains a bright acidity. Red rose, cherries and fresh strawberries take the lead but it’s also refreshingly savoury with orange peel and baked apple taking the rear making it very fruit friendly. It’s unfiltered so don’t be scared of the sediment but be careful when pouring. Taking the phrase ‘don’t judge a book by its cover’ to another dimension, you’re convinced it’s a just a light rose but surprises you as you find much more. Crazy value against a provence rose too as well as being hearty enough to take on richer, denser dishes. Keema and our kashiphal courses work lovely. Loves a stir fry and Jalfrezi tones play around the with savoury fruits.

 

WINERY & PRODUCTION

The team at Weingut Heinrich seem beautifully eccentric… check their website where there’s a picture of Gernot photoshopped on top of a beetle and a cow. Of course! In fact, their website is a great experience in itself. Absolutely committed to biodynamic production and as little intervention as possible allowing freedom of expression. Don’t be fooled that it’s a carefree approach though, they’re skills in winemaking creates this subtle depth and personality that has made this a favourite of ours. The grapes are from vineyards on the slopes of the Leitha Mountains from typical fossil rich limestone and schist soil. They’re handpicked and kept partial whole bunch and left on the skins for a few hours. Fermentation is with indiginous yeast and malolactic fermentation is allowed before aging 5 months on lees in amphorae and then bottling without filtration.