The finest selection of Trockenbeeren (dried berries) from Welschriesling and Furmint grapes were harvested, the must fermented in 225-liter barrels, then filtered and bottled after 24 months of storage. Due to its concentration and high specific gravity, it has the potential to mature for decades. It needs partners that communicate with it on an equal footing!
During a service in the Protestant parish church in Rust, I heard the words from Psalm 139 for the first time: „If I take the wings of dawn and dwell beyond the sea, even there your hand guides me, your right hand holds me fast..“
I chose the „wings of dawn.“ as a name for our Ruster Ausbruch. Much that is important for the emergence of botrytis happens in the first hours of the day: the rising sun whose rays first appear on the lake, the morning dew and the mist that lies over the vineyards like a heavy blanket, the warm rays of the morning sun that together with the wind dry the berries.
The flavors that can be detected in the nose of a wine also make good food pairings. The abundance of flavors in an Ausbruch can be paired with a lamb ragout with dried apricots or a spicy steak just as well as with artichokes, ginger, pumpkin and chili, to speak nothing of classical Stilton or Roquefort. M-y personal tip is the cheese dessert that my niece Barbara Schandl serves in her wine tavern (www.schandlwein.com).
On December 3, 1681, at the Diet of Hungary in Sopron, the little market of Rust received the right to become a royal Hungarian free town. Ever since, a coronet has graced our town’s coat of arms with the three cattails and the lake. Emperor Leopold I charged a high fee for the right to become an official free town: our ancestors had to bring 60,000 gold guilder and 28,000 liters of Ruster Ausbruch to the court in Vienna.
In 1992, together with Peter Schandl, Robert Wenzel, Hans Feiler, Fritz Seiler and Ernst Triebaumer, I founded the Cercle Ruster Ausbruch (www.rusterausbruch.at). In the meantime, we have grown to a total of ten establishments and work continuously to make our great dessert wines better-known.
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