|Weingut Rudolf Fürst
Appellation = Franken
|Paul Fürst (father)
Sebastian Fürst (son)
|Estate founded 1638
Paul Fürst began in 1970
|Bürgstadter Centgrafenberg (11ha)
Klingenberger Schlossberg (1.3ha)
Volkacher Karthäuser (3ha)
|Bürgstadter Centgrafenberg - Very stony, clay with sandstone and loam
Klingenberger Schlossberg - Weathered soil, and colored sandstone
Volkacher Karthäuser - Limestone and gravel
Pinot Noir 20yr
Schlossberg - 80% 30yr / 20% 7yr
|60% Pinot Noir
15% Pinot Blanc
|Fürst "Tradition" Pinot Noir
Fürst Bürgstadter Centgrafenberg
Fürst Klingenberger Schlossberg
Fürst Volkacher Karthäuser
|French Oak (228L barrels)
|White Wines - 50% Cultured / 50% Wild Yeast
Red Wines - Wild Yeast
|Practicing Eco Friendly
Spraying is 100% Organic
|Since 1970, the first year of the Franken VDP|
Paul Fürst was Gault-Millau winemaker of the Year in 2003; he is also known as the red wine – Fürst in the region. Like the Beckers, Fürst belongs to the red wine elite in Germany. Probably the most refined and finesseful Pinot Noirs in all of Germany. Jancis Robinson scores Fürst’s top Pinot Noir the Hünstruck 97+ points. The vineyards are located in the villages of Bürgstadt with the Centgrafenberg and in Klingenberg with its Schlossberg.
The Bürgstadter Pinots are more masculine where as the Klingenbergers are more feminine and bring more finesse and refinement to the palate. Terroirs are colored sandstone with various concentrations of loam and clay. Plantings in addition to Pinot Noir are also Riesling, Silvaner, Frühburgunder; Pinot Blanc which is also planted in the limestone based Volkacher Karthäuser which also has plantings of Chardonnay.
A spectacular new tasting facility was completed in 2010 from which Fürst produces one of the finest examples from this varietal that rivals and surpasses many of his “French cousins”. Production is 9,500 cases annually.
Fürst is a member of the VDP and the German Barrique Forum.
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