Heinrich Naked 2017
Naked White is a blend of several white varieties sourced from the limestone and schist of the Leithaberg, and the gravelly, humus-rich soils near Gols. Grapes are macerated with the stems overnight and both the alcoholic and malolactic fermentation are spontaneous. Aged for 14 months on the lees in used large oak casks and bottled unfined and unfiltered without the addition Sulphur. Naked White is cloudy when poured into the glass and Gernot recommends a gentle shake before serving. This Chardonnay-based blend features the structure and salinity typical of the Leithaberg’s limestone terroir enhanced on the nose by the inclusion of aromatic varieties like Muskat Ottonel and Welschriesling. Aromas and flavors of grapefruit, fine herbs, sea salt, and apple pastry.