Herbal, esoteric and characterful from top to tail, with an alluring meadow herbs, sea salts, lemon pith kiss driving the lean form. There's a lick of medicinal white cherry and dried chamomile that pervades the green apple, pear brioche, bacon fat core. Texturally gritty, with a fine bed of white honeyed lees to balance the precise and upright acidity. This wine is alive and vibrant, through echoes with faint medicinal Rainier cherry on the finish. Like all of Heidi's wines, this is not about fruit, but place. In her case, the historic site that Heidi took over from her family in 1983, in the village of Rust, Burgenland approximate 5 miles from the Hungarian border. Here, 10 acres of predominantly south-facing vineyards flow through the softly rolling hills in an amphitheater around Lake Neusiedl, on soils of mica slate, limestone and sandy loam.
Score: 91 points -- Treve Ring, Gismondi On Wine, Sept 2017