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Weingut Feiler-Artinger : Highest Quality Austrian Wines

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The vinification of great wines with depth, structure and elegance is the goal of the winemaker Kurt Feiler. Our wines are a symbiosis of the soil, the climate and men.

The “Weingut Feiler-Artinger” is a family business. Katrin and Kurt Feiler run it in 3rd generation. Kurt is responsible for the vineyards and the cellar. His wife Katrin Feiler is in the office, managing marketing and sales. Inge and Hans Feiler, the parents of Kurt, still help as much as possible. 

The winery grows its grapes on 26 ha in the best vineyards around Rust. Since 2008 the whole production is done bio-dynamic according to “Respekt-BIODYN” standards. Since 2014 three cows help us to mow the green cover between the rows in winter.

The soils and the very special micro-climate on the slopes of the Ruster Hügelland (a chaine of small hills) at the west bank of lake Neusiedl are ideally suited for producing the so called “Trilogy of Rust”, i.e. white, red, and noble sweet wines. The Feiler-Artinger estate is maybe the only winery, which is world class with the quality of their wines in all three wine types. The winery is well known for its fruity, full-bodied dry white wines. The reds, especially the blend “Solitaire”, are some of the best in Austria and gain international recommendations. But the very special wines are the sweets, the “Ruster Ausbruch”. These noble sweet wines, made of 100% botrytised grapes are together with Sauternes and Tokaji the best sweet wines in the world.

This 2019,Weingut Feiler-Artinger has joined Singapore Newspaper Wines, Spirits and Beers Competition and won a Four Gold Medal and Two Silver Medal. Here are the list of wines:

Blaufränkisch Ried Ruster Umriss dry – 2015

Awarded Gold by Singapore Newspaper

The grapes for this Blaufränkisch come from the calcareous Riede outline. Mash fermentation takes about 2 weeks, then malolactic fermentation and aging in a large wooden barrel for a period of 9 to 12 months. Dark ruby ​​garnet, hints of dark berries, blackberry confit, plums, sour cherries and almonds. Juicy fruit texture on the palate, extra sweet, again dark berries, elegant acid-tannin-style, fine spicy oak with good pressure on the finish. Modern Blaufränkisch style!

Solitaire dry – 2016

Awarded Gold by Singapore Newspaper

Blend of 81% Blaufränkisch, 11% Merlot and 8% Cabernet Sauvignon. Strong ruby ​​garnet with a dark core, ripe blueberries, rose hips, hints of chocolate, vanilla and coconut. Substantial and complex on the palate, sweet berry confit, gentle roasted aromas, silky tannins, charming and accessible, sour cherries and nougat in the finish.

Pinot Noir Ried Ruster Umriss dry – 2016

Awarded Gold by Singapore Newspaper

The location Gertberg is the highest located Ruster Riede. It closes to the north to the location outline. The location is flat, like a high plateau and therefore one of the windiest in the area. The barren, quick-drying soil is ideal for the grape variety Pinot noir. In the situation Gertberg we have 1998 on weak support (161-49) the French Pinot Noir clones 114, 115 and 667 planted.
Due to exact, strict green harvest and high maturity we get every year only a very small harvest – it is only 4 or 5 Barrels brought as Gertberg on the market.
The wine is fermenting on the mash in an open vat. The mash is defeated daily during fermentation up to 3 times a day. The wine then undergoes malolactic fermentation and maturation in oak barrels.

Traminer Beerenauslese sweet – 2016

Awarded Gold by Singapore Newspaper

Traminer is the variety that we only harvest and grow as sweet wine. In 2016 we were able to harvest grapes with beautiful noble rot at the beginning of December. This wonderful Beerenauslese is the tasty result!

Bright golden yellow. Very intense rose aroma in the nose and on the palate; very full-bodied with a wonderful sweetness and acidity; fresh on the palate and very long finish.

Neuburger dry – 2017

Awarded Silver by Singapore Newspaper

The Neuburger is an old Austrian indigenous grape variety. It produces beautiful, elegant wines with a typical, very pleasant tart, the so-called “Nusserl”, on the finish.
In the vineyard of the Neuburger highest demands on the care and care of the winegrower. Therefore, the cultivation is decreasing more and more. Currently, only about 550 of the 44,000 hectares of Austrian vineyards Neuburger. We love Neuburger and therefore have more than 1.5 hectares in cultivation!
The Neuburger loves dry, warm years, like 2016 and delivers in these really big, highest elegant wines.

Ruster Ausbruch sweet – 2016

Awarded Silver by Singapore Newspaper

The Ruster Ausbruch Pinot Cuvée is, as the name implies, a cuvée from the Pinot, ie Burgundy varieties.
The vintage 2016 consists of Pinot Blanc (Pinot Blanc), Pinot gris (Ruländer) and Chardonnay. The wines are always at least partially fermented and matured in new oak barrels. Therefore, this Ruster outbreak is the creamiest and most elegant in the assortment.
A wonderful wine with ripe cheese and cheese with blue or green mold cultures.

Interview of Mr. Kurt Feiler

Owner and winemaker – Weingut Feiler-Artinger

Question 1: Do you already export to Singapore ? If yes, where ? If no, what type of importers & distributors are you looking for in Singapore ?

Answer : No, importers for restaurants

Question 2: What is the most unique and qualitative part of your products, different from competitors ?

Answer: Sweet wine „Ruster Ausbruch” and top  reds with the base of our indigenious grape Blaufränkisch.

Question 3: When did you start to export your brand worldwide, and what is your development plan for the next years ?

Answer: Years ago, plan is to be more spread over the world with strong partners and small consistante growths.

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