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.
Fruit for the Rochelt Muscat Schnapps 2005 bottling was grown in the Burgenland, ripened under ideal climate conditions and hand harvested. Grapes are mashed whole with juice and pulp before natural fermentation. The mash sees two gentle distillations in copper pot still, after which it is rested for eleven years in glass balloon. Bottled at 50% alc/vol, unfiltered, no sugar added.