Weingut Heinrich Hartl III is located in the Thermenregion in Lower Austria, a sun-rich district south of Vienna. The area is influenced by both the Pannonian and Continental climatic zones. Here the summers are relatively warm and dry, but the winters are cold. The scraggy soils of this 40-acre estate are dominated by fast-draining limestone. Rotgipfler, a regional specialty, along with St. Laurent and Pinot Noir, are the estate’s flagship varietals. Five generations of the Hartl family shaped and formed the estate before responsibility was handed over to the 20-year-old Heinrich only 11 years ago. In recognition of his role and achievements, the winery is now known by his name. The winery is part of a larger property on which winemaking and other forms of agriculture have coexisted for generations. Hartl’s passion for winemaking, his insatiable interest in the great wines of the world and his extensive know-how quickly grew the winery’s reputation beyond the borders of Austria.
The Heinrich Hartl Classic Pinot Noir 2016 comes from the Kräutergarten vineyard's alluvial soils with high limestone content. Its aromatic nose offers ripe cherry fruit, raspberry compote and a subtle smoky note, which comes back in the finish redolent of cedar and tobacco. This is a year round food friendly red that is ready to drink, but will develop further over the next 2-3 years.