2018 Heidi Schrock Furmint SpatleseFurmint from Austria
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Heidi Schröck took over her family winery in 1983, in the historic village of Rust situated in the province of Burgenland about 5 miles from the Hungarian border. As Heidi expl...
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"Smoky, ripe apple flesh with an aura of fresh, wet clay makes for a gentle but intriguing nose. Edges of hop bitterness set a lovely accent. The palate continues in this layered fashion. Assisted by electric acidity, every nuance gets a spotlight. The ripe apple flesh, the intense and mouthwatering apple pip bitterness, the gentle sweetness and that mellow notion of linden flower tisane. The medium-sweet finish strikes the most wonderful balance."
-- Anne Krebiehl, MW
Heidi Schröck took over her family winery in 1983, in the historic village of Rust situated in the province of Burgenland about 5 miles from the Hungarian border. As Heidi explains “South-facing vineyards in a softly rolling landscape form an amphitheater around Rust on Lake Neusiedl bringing forth some of the best and most tradition-rich wines in Austria. Yearly hours of sunshine that lie much higher than the Austrian average combined with sandy soils mixed with clay and high calcium content provide the ideal prerequisites for impressive, full-bodied wines.
In 2003 Heidi was awarded “Falstaff Vintner of the Year”, making her one of only a handful of women to be obtain this distinction. She re-introduced historic varietals such as muscat-lunel and furmint from Hungary while continuing to work with more classic Austrian varietals such as grauburgunder, weissburgunder, and welschriesling. Heidi is the long-time leader of Cercle Ruster Ausbruch, an organization whose goal is to bring back Ausbruch, a sweet wine reminiscent of Hungary’s Royal Tokaji that had not existed since the phylloxera outbreak in the 19th century. Ausbruch is harvested from botrytised grapes with a must weight between BA and TBA (138 Oechsle) and Heidi’s wine is one of Rust’s iconic examples of this noble sweet wine.
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|Taste||smoke, pear, lime, marzipan, blood orange, apricot, tobacco, tea, cinnamon and chocolate|
|Nose||smoke, pear, lime, marzipan, blood orange, apricot, tobacco, tea, cinnamon and chocolate|