In the westernmost corner of the Franken (Franconia) wine region, framed by the low mountain ranges of Spessart and Odenwald, the Fürst family has been making wine since 1638. In 1979 Paul and Monika Fürst built the new estate amidst the vineyards and in 2007 they were joined by their son Sebastian.
Facing due south and overlooking the picturesque towns of Miltenberg and Bürgstadt the slopes of the Centgrafenberg are home to most of the vines. Pinot Noir and Riesling thrive in the warm and iron-rich soils formed by the weathering of red sandstone. The quality of the wines is founded on minimal intervention in the vineyards, reduced yields, gentle vinification and long barrel ageing (12-20 months).
The wines are vinified in large wooden barrels or in stainless steel tanks. When fermented dry, these wines display elegance and pure minerality. Thus: pur mineral
Terrific when paired with simple clean fish, chicken or pasta dishes, avoid anything with strong flavours or tomato-based.