Beerenauslese 2012

Beerenauslese 2012

Selection Süsses Gold Burgenland

One of the best sweet wines

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Tasting

Medium golden colour with juvenile reflections. Three-dimensional fruity nose displaying apricots, acacia blossom, candied fruits, sugar melon, white peaches and eucalyptus. Inviting, almost fresh hints of honey, seductive fragrance. Interesting also for beginning lovers of noble sweet wines. Multi-faceted, sweet with crisp acidity and really elegant creamy texture. Preserved apricots, well integrated residual sugar which adds to the brilliant acidity, very juicy – a “Beerenauslese” which unfortunately produced only “bonsai quantities”, yet nicely mirrors the vintage due to its complexity. Those who can resist … have to turn directly to the Ruster Ausbruch!

Pairing

Mango tart with Fontina and honey. Roasted goose liver with Muscat raisins, quark pancake with stewed plums, peach ice cream with pieces of fruit, desserts with local fruits such as strawberries or greengage, rice pudding with raspberry syrup. Goat cheese pastries with molten apricots. Grilled marshmallows with passion fruit juice.

Making

Hand-picked third week of december with light snow storm, highly selective, manually into small boxes.

Crushing, approx. 3 hours of maceration in the tank press, gentle pressing for several hours, fermentation in stainless steel tanks, interruption of fermentation by racking and chilling. Maturation in steel tanks.

Grape varieties 60% Scheurebe, 40% Weissburgunder
Serving temperature Dependent on accompanying food 8–13˚C.
Bottling April 2013
Alcohol 10,7 Vol.%
Acidity 1,2 g/l
Residual sugar 108,0 g/l
Bottle sizes 100% screw cap in 0,375l bottles and 1,5 l Magnum with cork closure

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