Gernot Heinrich Zweigelt 2016 (Certified Organic)
90 pts. Wine Enthusiast
This Zweigelt represents the protected comfort of home and is on the one hand soothing and on the other, a thoroughly honest documentation of origin and year. The vines of 2016 bequeathed the extraordinary fineness of a diamond cut. In a circle dance of aromas, all varieties of cherry from morello to wild are endowed three-dimensional depth through fine-grained, yet catchy tannins. Despite all finesse and sheer, cool elegance, one attribute remains which the heart of this Zweigelt sings: pure juiciness. To allow this mouthwatering juiciness to flow unhindered, serve best at 15-16° C (59-61° F).
The biodynamic farming estate is run by Gernot Heinrich and his wife Heike Heinrich. The vineyard area is 90 hectares (as of 2015), of which 95% are planted with red grape varieties. The majority of the vineyards are located in Gols. A part of the vineyards cultivated by Heinrich is located on the slopes of the Leithagebirges.