Gernot Heinrich Terroir Purist:
Gols, Neusiedlersee Burgenland
The vocabulary with which Gernot Heinrich tells his story is uncomplicated yet distinctive: Zweigelt, Blaufränkisch and St. Laurent – red grape varieties which he tends with loving care in optimal locations around his wine estate. The white varietals are represented by Chardonnay and Pinot Blanc, which are so at home in the region, that they, along with the red Pinot Noir, are considered indigenous. They do, however, play a minor role in the portfolio. Having changed to biodynamic viticulture, Gernot Heinrich’s processing incorporates a symbiosis of the traditional and the innovative, and he is not afraid to strike out in new directions.