Michael Wenzel

Ruster Ausbruch 2016

The Facts:

Farming: Biodynamic

Region: Burgenland, Austria

Vintage: 2016

Grapes: Furmint

Colour: Sweet

ABV: 11.5%

Size: 37.5 cL



Michael Wenzel

Furmint and Austria would not be the same without the story of the Wenzel family. Based in Rust, a (former) stronghold of world- famous sweet wines, Michael Wenzel’s grandfather and father believed in this grape so much that they secretly smuggled back historic clones from Hungary in times of the Iron Curtain and Cold War, risking getting caught (with severe consequences). But when they arrived back to the Hungarian-Austrian border, Wenzel senior would pull out his clarinet, playing old Hungarian folk music which was forbidden back in the communist time ...

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