Rochelt was Founded in 1989, adhering to very strict criteria: the finest fruit, precise distillation, optimal maturation, continued self-criticism, and refinement. Since 2003, Rochelt has been run by the Rochelt sisters, Julia, Annia, and Teresa, along with Alexander Rainer, founder Gunter Rochelt’s student and son in law. Rochelt brandies are 100% pure, produced from tree-ripened fruit, naturally fermented, distilled twice, with no sugar added. Spirits mature in open glass balloons at a minimum of 100 proof. Rochelt’s extended glass balloon resting sets them apart, scarifying economics in favor of the sole goal of quality that honors the tradition of late Gunter Rochelt. The brandy is clear, yet unfiltered, maintaining the depth and authenticity of the fruit. The “Pincer” is a traditional Austrian bottle shape.
Rochelt Morello Cherry Schnapps 2005 bottling is cultivated in southern Austria. The ripe fruit is hand-picked and carefully mashed for immediate fermentaion after harvest. After naturally fermenting, the mash is twice distilled in copper. The heart then rests in glass for Eleven Years, as the strength and weight of its alcohol lessens. Bottled at 50% alc/vol, without filtration, or added sugar.