Wenzel Furmint Aus dem Quarz 2019

This Furmint shows all characteristics of the historical, indigenous grape-variety: Fresh aromas of apples, fully ripened quinces with a hint of lemon flavors.



Pale gold. This Furmint shows all characteristics of the historical, indigenous grape-variety: Fresh aromas of apples, fully ripened quinces with a hint of lemon flavours. The palate is succulent, finishing refreshingly crisp with mineral-expression. The vineyards of the town of Rust are situated on the western shore of lake Neusiedlersee in the wine-region of Burgenland. The slopes incline an East direction towards Lake Neusiedl. Vines were replanted 30 years ago. The fruit for this wine came from three different sites of the Ruster hill chain. The soils mainly consist of slate crystals and gneiss particles with quartz. The Furmint grapes ripened on a steady, continuous basis, and the desired sugar gradations were achieved gradually. Harvest date was dictated by achievement of physiological ripeness parameters. The fruit was carefully hand-picked over a period of 4 days within 10th – 20th September. The fruit was transferred straight into the press without crushing and destemming. Free run and lightly pressed juice was cold settled for 48 hours then racked and inoculated with a neutral yeast strain-selection from a biodynamic treated habitat. The fermentation was carried out in stainless steel tanks. After alcoholic and malolactic fermentation and the wine remained in contact with the fine yeast lees prior to bottling.

Additional Info

Additional Info

Farming Standard biological
Winemaker Wenzel, Michael
Producer Wenzel
Alcohol 12.00
ml 750
Residual Sugar (g/L) 1.00
Acidity (g/l) 5.60
Closure Screw Cap
Cellar Potential Ready now this wine will develop well for at least 5 years.
Grape Variety 100% - Furmint
Body light
Sweetness dry
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.



SKU: 3223