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1997: Le Prix du Champagne Lanson Noble Cuvée Award for investigations into Champagne for the Millennium investment scams

2001: Le Prix Champagne Lanson Ivory Award for

2011: Vindic d'Or MMXI – 'Meilleur blog anti-1855'

2011: Robert M. Parker, Jnr: ‘This blogger...’:

2012: Born Digital Wine Awards: No Pay No Jay – best investigative wine story

2012: International Wine Challenge – Personality of the Year Award

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' 

 Stone terraces 

 Sebastian Fürst on the Schlossberg

At the Fürst winery in Bürgstadt

 Sebastian Fürst explains

 Sebastian checking a bottle

View from the Fürst winery@Bürgstadt

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