We're so excited to announce the launch of our new white from Austria, the Bright Cellars Herz and Heim Grüner Veltliner! Hailing from Austria's absolutely GORGEOUS Niederösterreich (or "Lower Austria") wine region, Grüner Veltliner is a classic Austrian wine from the country's most iconic wine region.
Herz and Heim, or Heart and HomeIn German, Herz and Heim means heart and home. This wine is all about being enjoyed with those who are close to your heart or the people who feel like “home”. This wine says, “stop stressing about the little things” and return back to the simple life.
Herz and Heim Grüner Veltliner
The Herz and Heim 2019 Grüner Veltliner is a modern twist on an old-world classic. The Grüner Veltliner grape varietal is the most widely planted in Austria and is also one of the most important in the area. This acidic white wine has flavor notes of lemon, lime, fresh herbs, nectarine, and spicy white pepper. It also has a slight punch of green apple. The clean finish with the acidity will compel you to take another sip.
This wine is made in Niederösterreich (nee der OZ ter ryche), Austria. An old world region located in Lower Austria, near the Czech Republic and Slovakia. While it may seem confusing, the “lower” does not come from where it is located in Austria but instead because this region is at a lower altitude. This wine region is the largest in Austria, but not only by size but also by production.
There are approximately 69,000 acres of vineyards throughout the region. Niederösterreich has 8 subregions called, Wachau, Kremstal, Kamptal, Danubelands, Traisental, Carnuntum, Weinvertel, and Thermenregion. Given the size of this region there are 3 different climates. The Weinviertel climate is cool yet dry. Which gives the wines grown there a fresh acidity.
In the Wachau, Kamptal, Kremstal, and Thermenregion regions the climate is pretty moderate. Carnuntum is located southeast and has a warm climate that is perfect for red wines. Another reason this region is so special is because there are many different terroirs at work. While some areas like Weinviertel are very flat, other areas like, Wachau and Kamptal, have terraced vineyards that are extremely steep.