RUSTER AUSBRUCH BECOMES A DAC

October 21, 2020

RUSTER AUSBRUCH DAC

Ruster Ausbruch becomes a DAC on the western bank of Lake Neusiedlersee in Burgenland, Austria.

Only trockenbeerenauslese style sweet wines may be labeled Ruster Ausbruch DAC.

Dry wines made within the city of Rust may be labeled under the Leithaberg DAC.

DAC Established: 2020  (Effective October 7, 2020)

Hectares Planted: 412 hectares

Minimum Must Weight: 30° KMW

Minimum Residual Sugar: 45 g/L

Soil: Leitha limestone (north), along with quartz-rich, “Ruster gravel” and sand (south)

Geographical Influences: Lake Neusiedlersee and Leitha Mountains

Grape Varieties: One or more approved white varieties: Chardonnay, Furmint, Grauburgunder (Pinot Gris), Muskateller (Muscat), Neuburger, Traminer, Weissburgunder (Pinot Blanc), and Welschriesling.

Requirements:

Grapes must be grown within the Rust city limits

Grapes must be harvested by hand

Grapes must be nobly affected by Botrytis cinerea 

Wines must be vintage dated

Wine must be bottled in a glass bottle

Wine may not be bottled until after the 1st of April, the year following the harvest