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Triebaumer Günter

The winery is located in the free city of Rust in Burgenland (Austria). The traditional family has been resident here since 1691. After years of apprenticeship and travelling in almost all wine-growing regions of the world, Günter Triebaumer, the eldest son of Paul and Waltraud Triebaumer, took over the management of the winery in 2004 with partner Regina Limbeck. In the process, the company Triebaumer Wein Distribution (TWD) was founded, which acts as a reseller for the winery, but also offers quality wines from New Zealand and wine seminars. The vineyards comprise nine hectares of vineyards in the areas Gillesberg, Gmärk, Kraxner, Mitterkräftn, Oberer Wald, Öden, Pand-Ertl, Pandkräftn, Plachen, Riegelpand, Satz, Turner and Unterer Baumgarten.

They are stocked 75% with the red wine varieties Blaufränkisch, Merlot, Zweigelt, Pinot Noir, Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc, and 25% with the white wine varieties Sauvignon Blanc, Gelber Muskateller, Traminer, Welschriesling and Furmint. With special permission from the provincial government of Burgenland, the winery is the first in Austria to test the varieties Carmenère, Lagrein, Nebbiolo, Pinotage, Tannat, Tempranillo, Teroldego and Zinfandel, which are exotic to Austria. Father and son Triebaumer were already successful pioneers for the approval of Shiraz as a quality wine grape variety in Austria.

Natural viticulture is practised, for example, without herbicides and mineral fertilisers. The white wines are always fermented and aged in steel tanks. For the red wines there is a classic and a barrique line. The latter are aged for 12 to 14 months after a long fermentation in mostly new, small oak barrels (225, 300 and 500 litres) of classic origins and are marketed after 6 to 8 months of storage in the bottle. The speciality of the house is the world-famous Ruster Ausbruch, which is a special and successful endeavour.

In addition to the highly awarded Ausbruch, the premium wines include the "Blaufränkisch Reserve", the "Shiraz", the "Pinot Noir" and the cuvée "Weite Welt" (Cabernet Sauvignon with shares of the exotic experimental varieties). These wines are also bottled in large format bottles such as Jeroboam and Impériale. A bottle-fermented sparkling wine is also produced and, as a speciality, an aroma-intensive "Muscato" (sparkling wine with 7% vol.), which is pressed from yellow muscatel according to the Moscato d'Asti method. The winery is a member of the Cercle Ruster Ausbruch wine association.

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