£20.50 £18.45 (75cl)
In the westernmost corner of the Franconian wine region, framed by the low mountain ranges of Spessart and Odenwald the Fürst Family have been making wine since 1638. In 1979 Paul and Monika Fürst built the new estate amidst the vineyards and in 2007 they were joined in its management by their son Sebastian.
Facing due south and overlooking the picturesque towns of Miltenberg and Bürgstadt the slopes of the Centgrafenberg are home to most of the vines. The Pinots and Riesling especially love the warm and iron rich soils formed by the weathering of red sandstone. The quality and structure of the wines is ensured by minimal intervention in the vineyards, reduced yields, gentle vinification and long barrel aging. Frühburgunder (also known as Pinot Madeleine) is an old variety, autochthonous to this region, which yields full bodied wines and has attracted more and more attention over the last years. The product line is rounded off by typically dry Franconian style wines from Riesling, Weißburgunder (Pinot Blanc) and Silvaner. They are proud of the appreciation their wines have gained as ideal companions for fine meals in the best restaurants in Germany and abroad. For the Fürsts and their viticulturist Sebastian Schür the vineyards are the biggest asset in the production of high quality wines. Whether it’s the high density of planting, best rootstocks and scions, low trellises, optimal humus content, plant protection and selective picking, all aspects are regarded as equally essential and from pruning to picking all the most important work in the vineyards is done by hand.