Furst Centgrafenberg Spatburgunder Grosses Gewachs 2021
Centgrafenberg is the Fürst’s coolest GG (Grand Cru) site and sits just above the family home. While the plot does have plenty of the rich red soil so typical of this area in Franken, it is much rockier. There is impressive density here and a crystalline acidity, making this one for the long haul. Drink 2026-2038.
Produced by Fürst
A family winery with roots dating back to 1638. Paul Fürst, along with his wife Monika, took the reins in 1979, relocating the winery to the outskirts of the village, where it's cozily nestled within the Centgrafenberg vineyard. Starting with a modest 1.5-hectare vineyard, the Fürsts' meticulous expansion efforts have now blossomed into a sprawling 21-hectare estate, predominantly dedicated to Spätburgunder (German for Pinot Noir). They emphasize meticulous vineyard care, selective hand harvesting, and eco-friendly practices, resulting in wines that have earned accolades from near and far.
The mouth-watering fruit wraps itself around the central spine of acidity in the most fantastic way. A supple palate of sweet juicy red cherry fruit flecked with sumptuous smoky, meaty spice notes.