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Schröck-Kracher Ruster Ausbruch

A classic, polished, brilliant Ruster Ausbruch. A wine that since the time of the Habsburg monarchy is one of the most sought after sweet wines in Europe. A time-honoured tradition with a new interpretation.


Source
Austria
White

Information

About this vintage

Vintage
2006
SKU
4330072
Ripeness
Normal
Stock
6
Bottle Size
0.375L

Wine Details

Country
Austria
Colour
White
Region
Burgenland
Wine features
Sweet, Slow Wine
Variety
Furmint
Sweet
No
Sparkling
No
Ripeness
Normal
Aged in
Barrel (new)
Wine features
Sweet, Slow Wine

More about this wine

Gerhard Kracher of the Kracher estate in Illmitz, famed for it's sweet wines, has teamed up with Heidi Schröck in a joint winemaking venture. The original idea for the project came from Gerhard's late father Alois Kracher, who often spoke with his son about his desire to branch out and try something new across the lake in Rust, the heartland of Ausbruch wine.

Terroir has left traces of subtle minerality that works to balance the sweetness and give the wine structure.

Welschriesling, Grauburgunder and Furmint are blended into a cuvée that exudes animated sweetness, fine biscuit and dried fruit flavours and a mineral stature. Schröck and Kracher also produce the Greiner, an opulent Welschriesling with discreet residual sweetness.

After three years maturation in cask and barrel, the 2006 vintage has been bottled and both winemakers are pleased with the resulting two wines that have exceeded all expectations. A classic, polished, brilliant Ausbruch,



In Depth

Ausbruch, grape clusters affected by Edelfäule (noble rot) are harvested by hand in several vineyard passes. Only the individual grapes that have botrytis are picked, sometimes singly plucked (or as expressed in the local German dialect - "broken out"). Hence the name "Ausbruch" for this wine, which means "break out".

Heidi Schröck and Gerhard Kracher make their version of this rare wine by adding a small amount (2 to 3%) of fresh, unaffected by botrytis but overripe grapes and fermenting then, maturing the wine in 225 litre acacia wood barrels. Three years later a wine has emerged with a robust 11% alcohol and 230 grams per litre of residual sugar. A radiant golden yellow color, aromas of dried apricot, freshly baked brioche and a surprising freshness on the palate due to a lively acidity.

Schröck and Kracher Ruster Ausbruch was bottled in traditional 375ml bottles.

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