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Weingut Rudolf Fürst
Appellation = Franken
Paul Fürst (father)
Sebastian Fürst (son)
9,500 cases
Estate founded 1638
Paul Fürst began in 1970
20 Hectares
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
Riesling 25yr
Pinot Noir 20yr

Schlossberg - 80% 30yr / 20% 7yr
60% Pinot Noir
17% Riesling
15% Pinot Blanc
8% Other
Fürst "Tradition" Pinot Noir
Fürst Bürgstadter Centgrafenberg
Fürst Klingenberger Schlossberg
Fürst Volkacher Karthäuser
99% Dry
French Oak (228L barrels)
Stainless Steel
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

FürstAppellation: Franken

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.

Vineyard Maps & Label

Wine Fact Sheet = WFS

Shelf Talker = ST

Tasting Notes/Press = TN/P