Originally from Burgundy, Pinot Noir has been emerging as an important grape for Austrian winemakers. It was first planted by Cistercian monks in Austria’s Thermenregion when they settled there in the 12th century, but cultivation has since spread to include many other areas of Austria. While not as finicky as its cousin, St. Laurent, it still requires skill and attention on the part of the winemaker to coax a great wine from it.
Familie Reinisch farms its oldest Pinot Noir vines in the alluvial and limestone soils of the Holzspur vineyard site. Only produced in exceptional vintages, Holzspur produces a Pinot which shows exceptional elegance, finesse, and harmony.