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Weinwurm’s

Weinwurm’s
2015 Ausbruch, Weissburgunder, Weinviertel

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Category: Austrian Ausbruch

Date Tasted:
Country: Austria
Alcohol: 9% RS: 18%
93 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$20.60
Cellar Selection

Weinwurm’s
2015 Ausbruch, Weissburgunder, Weinviertel

Pair this wine with:
Dessert

Category: Austrian Ausbruch

Date Tasted:
Country: Austria
Alcohol: 9% RS: 18%
Golden straw color. Candied, perfumed aromas of golden honey, dried apricot, honeysuckle, and beeswax with a syrupy, lively, very sweet full body and a polished, interesting, medium-length peach blossom, fresh apple, fluffy almond nougat, and brown spices finish with fruit tannins and a suggestion of oak flavor. A sweet and honeyed wine that would be delightful with Italian cookies.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth & Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: golden honey, dried apricot, honeysuckle, and beeswax
Taste Flavor: peach blossom, fresh apple, fluffy almond nougat, and brown spices
Sweetness Sweetness: Very Sweet
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years with food and on its own
Recipes Pairing: Strawberry Shortcake, Creme Brulee, Mixed Berries
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A sweet and honeyed wine that would be delightful with Italian cookies.

The Producer

Weingut Weinwurm

The Producer
Hauptstrasse 65
Dobermannsdorf, 2181
Austria
43 -664-20 51 600 /420-7775 645 22

Austrian Ausbruch

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The wine growing region of Austria's Lake Neusiedlersee produces Ausbruch, an indigenous type of sweet wine that is one of the world's most exotic.

In the traditional production of Ausbruch, the winemaker adds fresh non-botrytis-affected grapes, or fresh must, to the fermenting wine. This helps to keep the fermentation going when there is inherently so much sugar and so little liquid in the must. The result is a wine with a higher (and better balanced) alcohol level, and a more vinous character than corresponding German wines. Furthermore, Ausbruchs are often aged in casks until they develop a touch of rancio, an oxidized, sherry-like character. The resultant wine can be mind-bogglingly complex, with tobacco, herb, and yeast nuances overlaid with the more typical ripe fruit flavors associated with botrytis.

Additionally, acidity is nowhere near the piercing levels of many German wines of similar sweetness (usually eisweins), often making them far more pleasant in youth. All this makes for some of the finest dessert wines made in the entire world.

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