Pannobile, a portmanteau of “Pannonian” and “nobility,” is an association of nine wineries in the northern Burgenland village of Gols. The group formed in 1994 to exchange ideas and raise the profile of the region’s wines. The rules stipulate that only typical grape varieties may be used. Each member produces and submits a potential Pannobile wine every vintage. Importantly, they undergo peer review before earning the Pannobile name.
Heinrich’s Pannobile is a blend of Zweigelt and Blaufränkisch and comes from their top vineyards in Gols and Leithaberg. It is aimed to express the best of what the Pannonian region offers. It is harvested by hand and spontaneously fermented in wooden vats and aged for 21 months in used 500-liter oak barrels.
Any wine bearing the name “Pannobile” will have been judged by its members as an authentic representation of the region. Pannobile shows the freshness obtained from typical Austrian varieties coupled with the warmth and ripeness of the Pannonian climate. It features aromas and flavors of red and blackberries, dried herbs and flowers, and is earthy, balanced, and fresh in taste.