Feiler-Artinger Pinot Cuvee Ruster Ausbruch 2006

Another Ruster Ausbruch masterpiece from winemaker Kurt Feiler. Exquisite now, it is destined for greatness if left in the cellar.
SKU: 1421

Regular Price: $67.29

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Details

Details

The wine weaves together perfect harmony with notes of hazelnuts, vanilla aromas from its oak aging, and exotic fruit notes. Very elegant and with a long finish. -Vintner Kurt Feiler As with all of his Ruster Ausbruch wines, this was fermented and aged partly in new barriques.

Additional Info

Additional Info

Farming Standard biological
Winemaker Feiler-Artinger
Producer Feiler-Artinger
Alcohol 11.00
ml 375
Residual Sugar (g/L) 261.90
Acidity (g/l) 10.30
Closure Screw Cap
Cellar Potential Optimal 2008-2048
Grape Variety 40% - Pinot Blanc
40% - Neuburger
20% - Chardonnay
Body light
Sweetness very sweet
region Burgenland

Region

Burgenland


Burgenland is made up of 4 "sub-areas" and covers 19,215 hectares, which is about 48,000 acres. The dominating geographical influence here is the Neusiedler Lake (Neusiedlersee), and the 4 subdivided areas are called Southern Burgenland (Südburgenland), Central Burgenland (Mittelburgenland), Neusiedler Lake (Neusiedlersee) and the Neusiedler Lake Highlands (Neusiedlersee-Hügelland).

From the northernmost Neusiedlersee area comes full-bodied white wines, including the countries best Chardonnays. This is also an area where great red wines are produced, including those from the "Pannobile" co-operative who age their wines in oak.

Due to the vineyards proximity to the lake and their location in the hot Pannonian climate zone, their grapes more often than not develop the "noble rot" (botrytis cinerea) which creates heady dessert wines. The region stretches along the Hungarian border, right across which Tokaji is being made.

The town of Rust, in the Neusiedler Lake Highlands, is where the famous Ruster Ausbruch dessert wine is made. This is also where storks come to roost every year, building their enormous nests on the roof of every building along the main roads. They make a clicking sound which is somewhere between a woodpecker and a jackhammer, and as you sit at the Heuriger (wine garden) drinking the afternoon away, the potential cacophony becomes something of a symphony.

Subregion

Neusiedlersee-Huegelland


We are at the west side of the Neusiedler Lake.The Austrian wine establishment has now begun to call this region Leithaberg, after the local hillsides themselves, although it is hard to imagine winegrowing in this region without the beneficent influence of the lake.

The free city of Rust has been famous for its sweet wines for centuries, now producing memorable reds and dry whites as well.

The towns of St Margarethen, Donnerskirchen and Grosshöflein are all proving to be sources of excellent grapes from the varieties Blaufränkisch and St Laurent, as well as for the more surprising Sauvignon Blanc.

The major municipality Eisenstadt is the capital of Burgenland; the area has been settled since the early Iron Age, and evidence of viticulture exists in Celtic hill burials from nearly three thousand years ago.

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Reviews
Feiler-Artinger Pinot Cuvee Ruster Ausbruch 2006
Feiler-Artinger Pinot Cuvee Ruster Ausbruch 2006
Review by Wine Advocate
91 given by Wine Advocate.
The Feiler 2006 Ruster Ausbruch Pinot Cuvee issues from Chardonnay, Neuburger (historically referred to as -Gelber Burgunder-), and Pinot Blanc. Scents and flavors of honey, marzipan, vanilla, apple jelly and caramel give this wine a confectionary as well as developmentally advanced aura. Brown spice and orange zest add a welcome nip of pungency to a creamy, rich palate and an undeniably intense and long, if rather overbearingly sweet finish. This may well keep for more than a decade, but expect it to always taste very sweet compared, for example, to the corresponding 2005.

Review by Wine Spectator
93 given by Wine Spectator.
A rich, plush dessert-style sweetie, with flavors of ripe apricot, peach, baked pineapple and spice. The long, fresh and viscous finish is loaded with cream and vanilla. Pinot Blanc and Chardonnay. Drink now through 2020. 150 cases made.