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Triebaumer Ernst

The winery is located in the free city of Rust in Burgenland (Austria). The traditional family has been resident here for 300 years. In 1971 the estate was taken over by Ernst Triebaumer, who is considered one of the "fathers" of the much-cited "Austrian red wine miracle". Since the 2001 vintage, the business has been run by the sons Herbert and Gerhard Triebaumer. The company motto is: "The commitment to slowness should express our respect for nature". The vineyards comprise 20 hectares of vineyards in the areas Gmärk, Mariental, Mitterkräftn, Oberer Wald, Pandkräftn, Unterer Wald and Vogelsang. Most of these are inclined towards the lake and benefit in the morning from the sun rising on the opposite shore and the rays reflected by the lake. In the northern part of the lake there are calcareous to calcareous soils. The southern part is formed by crystalline weathered soils (mica slate, gneiss, quartz) with some loam.

They are planted to 75% with the red wine varieties Blaufränkisch (with 50-year-old vines), Cabernet Sauvignon, St. Laurent and Merlot, and 25% with the white wine varieties Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Welschriesling, Gelber Muskateller and Traminer. Environmentally friendly viticulture is practised. Artificial irrigation, as well as the use of artificial fertilizers, herbicides and insecticides are avoided. The humus balance is positively influenced by species-rich greening and the spreading of rotting straw or reeds. The environmentally friendly confusing method is used to control the grape berry moth. A further criterion for highest quality is physiologically ripe grape material. The harvest is done by hand, whereby the grapes are selected in up to three fractions already on the vine.

The flagship of the house is the "Blaufränkisch Mariental", which is only available in special years (not 1995, 1996, 1998). It is mainly aged in new wood in 300-litre barrels. Beginning with the 2000 vintage, barrel ageing was extended to 22 to 23 months. Other premium wines are "Blaufränkisch Gmärk", "Blaufränkisch Oberer Wald", "Chardonnay Pandkräftn" and "Sauvignon Blanc Vogelsang". Since the 2003 vintage, the "Tridendron" cuvée (Merlot, Blaufränkisch, Cabernet Sauvignon) has been available. The original name (Tri-Baum) is the family name in ancient Greek. In years suitable for the weather, sweet wines like Auslese, Beerenauslese, Ruster Ausbruch and Eiswein are also produced. Since the 2009 vintage, sulphur-free wines from vines up to 60 years old have been produced under the "Urwerk" series. Around 100,000 bottles of wine are produced annually. About half of the production is bottled with the Vinolok closure system. The winery is a member of the Cercle Ruster Ausbruch and Renowned Wineries Burgenland associations.

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