Aus dem Quartz 2019 — Furmint
A Wine That
redefines the idea of an Austrian classic. Spicy, flinty and textured - we like to think Furmint is the Chenin Blanc of the East. Give it time to breath and the wine will unfold incredible layers of depth. A wine that certainly pushes above its weight.
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- Winemaker: Michael Wenzel
Where and How?
From a handful of vineyards in Michael`s home town Rust, Burgenland this Furmint comes from 10 to 30 years old vines.The grapes are harvested throughout September and usually whole-bunch pressed a few hours after the grapes arrive in the winery. The fermenting juice finishes fermentation in tank and barrel and is then aged for 8 months on the leese before being racked and bottled without filtration.
If Michael lived 150 years ago he may well be one of Europe’s most famous winemakers. If Michael lived 150 years ago, he may well have been one of Europe’s most famous winemakers. Back then, Furmint was one of the king of grapes and the wines made from the variety were a go-to choice, just like fine Burgundy or Bordeaux.
However, back in the 1990s when Michael took over from his father, customers who entered their cellars were preferring to go for Sauvignon or dry Muskateller, as that is what everyone else was selling. Despite the lack of commercial interest, Michael continued to grow and bottle Furmint and time proved him right. With the renaissance of indigenous grapes in Burgenland and curious professionals all around the world, Michael’s path proved the right one and he is now one of Austria’s most respected farmers and winemakers.