Sunday, 3 August 2014
Masters of Riesling trip: Fürst quality Pinot Noir
Looking down through the vines to the Main
Although the trip, organised by Awin Barratt Siegel Wine Agencies, was billed as the Masters of Riesling and we did taste some very fine Rieslings, Pinot Noirs from three producers – Jean Stodden, Karl Heinz Johner and Fürst – got nearly equal billing.
The last visit on our trip was to Weingut Rudolf Fürst in the western part of Franken. We started by visiting the steeply sloping, terraced vineyards of the Schlossberg Klingenberg. Just one of many steeply sloping vineyards we visited during our short Monday to Thursday trip. Indeed vines perched on steeply sloping hillsides was perhaps the strongest leitmotif of our trip.
The Fürst Pinot Noirs were as impressive as those from Jean Stodden but different – more sensuous, more Burgundian.
Monorail system that assists cultivating the very steep slopes
2014 Pinot Noir
'There's a Red House over yonder'
Sebastian Fürst on the Schlossberg
At the Fürst winery in Bürgstadt
Sebastian Fürst explains
Sebastian checking a bottle
View from the Fürst winery@Bürgstadt