|Style||Dry, White, Medium Bodied, Fresh, Refreshing, Zesty, Complex, Food Friendly, Elegant|
Delight in the experience of this Bürgerspital Randersackerer Pfülben Riesling Trocken GG. Notable for its purity of fruit aroma and taste, this Grand Cru offers flavours of citrus, apple, and pear. Balanced and elegant and with crisp acidity this is such a versatile wine that it will match with a wide range of food.
The Bürgerspital Randersackerer Pfülben Riesling Trocken Großes Gewächs is the perfect accompaniment to seafood especially crab and salmon. It also pairs well with pork or veal schnitzel as well as duck, pasta and risotto dishes enriched with white truffle.
Decanter Magazine: 89pts
Drinking Window: now to 2038
"Stone and citrus fruit aromatics with a vibrant citrusy undertone. Touches of pink lady apple, yuzu and white pear."
About the Producer
An almost Mediterranean climate prevails in the world-famous, shell-shaped vineyard site enthroned above Würzburg. Weathered shell limestone as sedimentary rock from the former primordial sea characterizes the location name and character of the wines in a unique way. A good 1/3 of the 85-hectare vineyard is owned by the Bürgerspital. But it is the great wines that make the vineyard so famous. Whether it was the Steinwein from 1540, the first Silvaner in 1665, the historic Bocksbeutel filling in 1726 or today: Steinwein is very complex and mineral, almost salty and very polarizing. They are regularly rated on the top step of the podium and have made it on to some very fine wine lists.
Bürgerspital in Würzburg is a VDP wine estate in Franconia with more than 700 years of history and tradition. In our 120 hectare vineyards we cultivate classic varieties such as Silvaner, Riesling and wines from Pinot varieties and all the best white wines are bottled in Bocksbeutel. Our most valuable heritage are the unique vineyards, especially the Würzburger Stein, Stein-Berg and the Stein-Harfe. It is our greatest motivation to produce the absolute best quality from these top sites: Unmistakable wines that show the unique character of each vineyard and bear the signature of Bürgerspital.
The winery is part of the Bürgerspital zum Hl. Geist Foundation, whose original foundation purpose was care of the elderly and needy, something that is continued to this day. When visiting you can watch as this unique and wonderful place receives ambulances, catering for out-patients, and trucks full of grapes from the vineyard simultaneously. This social commitment is supported with every bottle of wine sold.
"The best thing is being able to create great wines with an unequalled portfolio of vineyards and a dynamic team that is able to produce great wines." Robert Haller Wine-Estate Director
Bürgerspital are a founding member of the VDP (Association of German Prädikat Wineries) and the wines are classified according to the VDP.CLASSIFICATION. The wines are identified by the capsule with the grape eagle.
Vineyard and Winery
Bordered on both sides by steep, protective side valleys, the Randersackerer Pfülben pushes itself into the Main valley. The vineyard is exposed to particularly strong sunlight due to its proximity to the River Main with the reflection of the water. It is one of the best vineyards in Franconia and has been classified as VDP.GROSSE LAGE in the Bürgerspital since the 2020 vintage. The shell-limestone soil serves as a perfect heat store and gives the Riesling GG from Pfülben its pure character.
Hand picked from the steep slope of the Pfülben vineyard the grapes are sorted upon arrival at the winery to ensure only the best go into the stainless steel tanks for lengthy maceration off the skins. The fermentation is spontaneous to allow for the purity of expression and complexity that arises from this process. After the wine has fermented it is racked and left to gain further complexity from its fine lees. Storage until bottling is in stainless steel tanks.
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