Hartl Wines Virtual Tasting

Sunday, October 04, 2020

Time: 04:00pm - 04:30pm

Type: Meet the Winemaker

Location: The Wine Cabinet

Event Free

Join us for a free virtual tasting with Austrian winemaker Heinrich Hartl,
 his wife, S
ommelier Marie-Sophie,  
 Wine Importer Klaus Wittauer,
and The Wine Cabinet Staff.


- 2018 Classic Pinot Noir
tasting notes: Charming nose of ripe cherry fruit, raspberry compote, violets and subtle smoky notes.
Juicy and fruit-driven on thepalate, dark cherries and raspberries with bits of black pepper, bitter chocolate and rosemary chiming right in.
Soft but still intriguing, with just some ripe tannin. Subtle power and medium length.
Already great to drink but should gain some complexity over time.

food paring: For pasta with a wild game or hare ragù, vegetable pie, rack of lamb. Try it with some fish too!

 Ideal temperature to drink: slightly chilled at 14 - 16 °C (57- 60 °F)

- 2016 Reserve Pinot Noir
tasting notes: Subtle aroma of dark berries, raspberry preserves, sage, violets, marzipan and vanilla. 
The juicy palate is characterized by ripe raspberries, blackberries, rosehip infusions and Mediterranean herbs with highlights of black tea.
The arc of acidity is almost seamless, providing the round body an elegant frame and highlighting the fine tannins.

food paring: Veal roast, leg of lamb with thyme and lemon, grilled vegetables provencal, wild fowl such as pheasant or duck.

 Ideal temperature to drink: 16-18 °C (60 -65 °F)

Call 703-668-9463, email sales@thewinecabinet.com, or stop by to order the Austrian Wine Tasting 2-pack for a special price of $45 (regularly $55)

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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 the 40-acre estate are dominated by fast-draining limestone
in Steinfeld (Oberwaltersdorf) and by shell limestone on brown earth in Pfaffstätten and Gumpoldskirchen. Rotgipfler, a regional specialty, together 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. »Heinrich Hartl is one of Austria's real rising stars – an exciting and considered young winemaker, who is producing very elegant, individual and expressive wines from relatively unusual local grape varietals, such as Rotgipfler and St Laurent.« Ken Mackay MW, Chef-Wine Buyer at Waitrose/UK.
In terms of landscape, geology and climate, the Thermenregion is comparable with Burgundy. The similarities extend further: in both regions winemaking was promoted throughout the Middle Ages by religious orders of monks. Discoveries from Roman and even Celtic periods reveal, however, that the region’s winemaking history extends back at least two millennia. The Thermenregion: Extraordinary wines from autochthonous varietals.
Heinrich Hartl’s Vision? “I want to bring Rotgipfler back to the world stage, it’s a unique treasure found only in the Thermenregion. And I want to produce one of the best Pinot Noirs in Austria. Pinot Noir represents the greatest possible challenge for a red wine maker.”
Marie-Sophie Lodron’s Vision: “I believe in the future of winemaking in Austria and the Thermenregion. There’s still enormous potential here. We’re only just getting started at our winery. The white wine sites in our region are fascinating and Rotgipfler is a varietal that flourishes here. It will have an exciting future, well beyond our borders. You’ll hear a lot more from us!”
Fresh and cool aromatics characterize the winery’s white wines. Alongside their beloved Rotgipfler, Heinrich and Marie-Sophie are dedicated to making Traminer, Sauvignon Blanc and Muskateller – because of their desire to produce niche wines and because of their fascination with these varietals.
The red wines are full-bodied and elegant in equal measure.  Pinot Noir and St. Laurent are the leading varietals.
Hartl’s path is distinctive, his wines are unmistakable