Feiler-Artinger Chardonnay Blend Rust Essenz Ruster Ausbruch 2005
Kurt Feiler has an understated quiet confidence in what he is doing. Interest in the UK for this wide range of the Feiler-Artinger wines has grown impressively, and Kurt is developing a strong following for both red and sweet wines. Rust is of course world-famous since the 16th century for its sweet wine - Ruster Ausbruch. It became a Royal Free Town in 1681 for the help it gave to the Emperor Leopold I in providing 500 buckets of sweet wine. And today the lovely town can boast that it was built on the proceeds of its sweet wines. These are resurgent again in the last few years, though it has been the growth in red wine demand which has kept the producers most busy in the last 10 - 15 years. Different sites and soil types favour red and white grapes, and a wide range are planted, generally the whites, closer to the lake influence for noble rot, and reds on higher, drier microclimates. Sweet wine production is certainly in the blood here, and the Ruster Ausbruch are unparalleled for their concentration and freshness. This wine was given 92 points by Robert Parker.
Editorial Reviews for Feiler-Artinger Chardonnay Blend Rust Essenz Ruster Ausbruch
Light botrytis on the nose with smoky apricot tones. In the mouth this is incredibly sweet and viscous but at the same time there is more than enough acidity to wash through the finish so this doesn't realy get cloying. Wonderful fresh and dried fruit flavors are framed by the mineral tones. A treat! 93pts
Rich, sweet nose. The botrytis is clear, but not overpowering. Its very rich and sweet, and although there's a lot of acid, i dont think it stands up to the sugar, so it came across a little flabby. Nice finish on green apples.