Appellation = Franken
|Graf von Schönborn (owner)
Georg Hünnerkop (estate manager)
|Property farmed since the 11th century
von Schönborn purchased in 1806
|Schlossberg (Monopole 5.7ha)|
|Schlossberg - Weathered volcanic and copper soils|
|Schlossberg - 25yrs average|
12% Riesling & Pinot Gris
10% Pinot Blanc
8% Müller-Thurgau & Bacchus
8% Pinot Noir
|Schloss Hallburg Silvaner Dry, Estate
Schloss Hallburg Pinot Gris Kabinett Dry, Estate
Schloss Hallburg Pinot Blanc Kabinett Dry, Estate
|95% Stainless Steel
5% French / German / California Wood
|Wild and Cultured Yeasts|
Will be certified 2015
In 1806, the estate and castle became a part of the many von Schönborn holdings. Georg Hünnerkop, the estate manager, in 2009 was chosen Estate Manager of the Year in Germany by Gault –Millau.
Six years ago the estate made a celebrated comeback. The cellar had been contaminated with a severe fungal infection that took years and cost several million Euros to clear up.
In 2009, a celebration “350 years Silvaner” (first planted in 1659 in the Casteller Schlossberg) took place in Franconia. It included an expansive tasting of Silvaner vintages. The oldest Silvaner, from the 1915 vintage, came from Schloss Hallburg. The clonal heritage is unique and exclusive to the estate.
Today the estate produces superb wines from the Pinot Trio (Pinot Blanc, Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris), Silvaner and Riesling. The estate produces noble sweet wines almost every year from both Silvaner and Riesling.
The Hallberger Schlossberg is constituted with gypsum marl, limestone, gravely loess/loam and layers of clay. From this vineyard Georg Hünnerkop produces spectacular biodynamically farmed three star Pinot Blanc, Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris and that rival Grosses Gewächs wines in quality.
Graf von Schönborn / Schloss Hallburg produces 20,000 cases annually and is a member of the VDP.
Vineyard Map & Labels
Wine Fact Sheet = WFS
Shelf Talker = ST
Tasting Notes/Press = TN/P