About Rosi Schuster
Musts are fermented gently in wooden or stainless steel open-top fermenters. Both alcoholic and malolactic fermentations are spontaneous. The soils are quite diverse because the Schusters work in various villages in the surrounding areas. In the main these are sandy, loamy soils, limestone soils and clay-loam soils, with slate featuring to a lesser extent.
AboutHannes Schuster took on running the estate alongside his mother Rosi in 2005. Since then he's established his reputation by pushing the vineyards towards organic production and in 2011 winning Gault & Millau Austrian Wine of the Year for his 2009 Blaufränkisch Rusterberg. In the latest edition of Pocket Wine Book, English wine authority Hugh Johnson handed Hannes and the estate a three-star rating, praising his "refined Blaufrankisch" and "sappy, complex St Laurent".