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A noble sweet white wine speciality made from noble rotten berries shrivelled into sultanas from the Austrian province of Burgenland. This traditional wine was already mentioned around the middle of the 16th century. In 1681, the Imperial Diet of Ödenburg (now Sopron in Hungary) elevated the market town of Rust to a royal free city in a document dated 3 December of that year. For this, the citizens of Rust had to pay Emperor Leopold I (1640-1705) in "real and liquid gold", namely the enormous sum of 60,000 gulden and the entire annual harvest of 500 buckets (equivalent to around 30,000 litres) of Ruster Ausbruch.

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