Paul Fürst was Gault-Millau winemaker of the Year in 2003 and Sebastian achieved this distinction in 2018. Paul was honoured for his life’s work in 2020.. In addition to producing some of the finest white wines on the planet from Riesling, Pinot Blanc, Müller Thurgau and few others, Fürst belongs to the red wine elite in Germany for producing some of the most refined and finesseful Pinot Noirs in all of Germany. The vineyards are located in the villages of Bürgstadt with the Centgrafenberg and in Klingenberg with its Schlossberg.
Meticulous care of the vines is the primary focus in the vineyard. Selection of best vine material and old clones is compulsory, as is high planting density and a low vine training system. The vineyards are supplied with self-produced compost. Selective manual harvest takes place in several passes through the vineyard. Soils with high solar radiation, superbly cultivated vines and very low yields lead to a wine quality that is recognised nationally and internationally – now in over 30 countries around the world.
Iron-rich red rock, a particularly mild microclimate, and dry stone walls that are listed as a historical monument distinguish the Churfranken area in the western part of the Franken (Franconia) wine region. Spätburgunder (Pinot Noir) has long been the leading variety here in Bürgstadt and Klingenberg. Our particularly racy and filigree Rieslings grow on rocky Buntsandstein (red sandstone). The highest quality Chardonnay wines from our winery are cultivated on the meagre shell limestone of the Karthäuser vineyard in Astheim near Würzburg.
The yields are still low with an average of 45 hl/ha. The wine matures for 13 months in used, small wooden barrels. The grapes also come from our estate vineyards, from plots of young vines in the Grosse Lage and Erste Lage vineyards, and also from very old vines at the foot of the slopes.
Aging capacity: 8+ years or more
Alcohol Grade: 13%
Size: 750 ml