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Heidi Schröck

Rust, Burgenland

Undoubtedly one of the most prominent female winemakers on today's Austrian wine scene, Heidi Schröck runs the family winery at Rust on the banks of the Neusiedlersee near the Hungarian border.

Here from 8 hectares of vineyards in top sites she crafts a wide range of lovely wines principally from indigenous Austrian red varieties such as Zweigelt, St. Laurent, and Blaufränkisch, but also including historic white varieties such as Furmint (the Hungarian Tokay grape) and Muscat-Lunel (aka Gelber Muskateller) which hark back to the days of the Austro-Hungarian empire, plus a few international varieties. In addition to her range of reds and whites Heidi also is noted for her range of sweet wines including the renowned Ruster Ausbruch.

Heidi's rise to fame has included en route a stint as Austrian Wine Queen, time working in Germany and South Africa,and most recently the award of Vintner of the Year by Falstaff magazine, one of Austria's leading wine publications.

She teaches at the Austrian Wine Academy headquarters in her home town of Rust, and is a member of "Le Donne del Vino" and the "Cercle Ruster Ausbruch".

Muskateller

I love Muskateller and Heidi's has the usual Heidi personality. It's different. It's got a fantastic nose, powerful, floral, with citrus peel, rose petals and meadow herbs.

Blaufränkisch Rusterwald

A very pure and crystalline Blaufränkisch going for precision and clarity. This stood out at the recent Blaufränkisch tasting in London with its elegance and purity of fruit.

Welschriesling Greiner

A quite unique and extraordinary wine that explores the potential depth and breadth of Welschriesling. A slow wine masterpiece. Bold but never heavy. Greiner represents the return to a traditional vinification style that was once common in Burgenland and today is almost completely forgotten. The grapes from the Greiner vineyard are harvested very late in November with 15% affected by botrytis. Fermentation is conducted in large acacia wood casks followed by three years of cellar-ageing.

Ruster Ausbruch Auf den Flügeln der Morgenröte

Don't think that Heidi's sweet wines are only for dessert, they have the breadth and complexity for a much wider range of food matches. Try them with smoked flavours, with middle eastern flavours and, yes, with red meat! Heidi's Ausbruch is quite concentrated yet complex and lively on the palate, which is full of citrus, pears, and peach. The finish is fantastic and goes on forever.

 

Heidi Schröck' Wines

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Austria
White

Heidi Schröck
A floral beauty, like the rose gardens at Castle Howard.
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Austria
Red

Heidi Schröck
The mineral side of Blaufränkisch
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Austria
White

Heidi Schröck
Bold dry and unique Furmint
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Austria
Red

Heidi Schröck
Crunchy fresh Blaufrankisch - ages surprisingly well too
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Austria
White

Heidi Schröck
Serious Pinot Blanc
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Austria
White

Heidi Schröck
A concentrated and impressive Pinot Gris
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Austria
White

Heidi Schröck
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Austria
White

Heidi Schröck
"On the wings of the dawn" is legendary
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Austria
White

Heidi Schröck
Single vineyard Ausbruch made from 100% Furmint
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Austria
White

Heidi Schröck
A sweet wine for dining pairings.
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Austria
White

Heidi Schröck
Fabulously elegant sweet wine. An explosion of flavours - but with elegance, not exuberance.
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Austria
Red

Heidi Schröck
The elegant side of Blaufränkisch
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Austria
White

Heidi Schröck
A unique long maceration late harvest wine - has to be tasted
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Austria
White

Heidi Schröck
Classic happy and crunchy Austrian white - Welschriesling.
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Austria
White

Heidi Schröck
Two of the best made this Ausbruch together - polished and brilliant
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Austria
Red

Heidi Schröck

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