Spirals - Heiss-Weiss 2018
We are over the moon to be releasing the Spirals project, something we have been working on quietly for the past two years. In short, it is a series of collaborative and exclusive wines that we make or blend with a different grower every year. 100% of the profits of all Spirals wines will always be donated to various organisations whose work I believe in and whose ideals are aligned with our own. For full info please visit modalwines.com/spirals.
Heiss-Weiss is a 70/30 blend of Grüner Veltliner and Riesling, and made with the talented Christoph Heiss of Malinga wines.
After tasting through four separate tanks of Grüner Veltliner, we settled upon our favourite one - perhaps one of the least aromatic, but one with a really special texture, and very moreish spicy notes that really revealed the essence of this grape. Then came the suggestion of giving it an aromatic lift and a touch more acidity through the addition of Riesling. Christoph was initially hesitant as this was a blend he had never done before but it only took a couple of trials to get him on board. The result is a fascinating soft and aromatic white, with a lovely texture and a potent mineral backbone.