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Bürgerspital zum Hl. Geist - Weingut

Germany Franconia/Franken Maindreieck

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Bürgerspital zum Hl. Geist - Weingut
Historical winery in the German wine-growing region of Franken in the city of Würzburg with the full name "Bürgerspital zum Heiligen Geist". The Würzburg patrician Johannes von Steren (1270-1329) prov...
Name: Bürgerspital zum Hl. Geist - Weingut
Foundation year: 1316
Address: Address 97070 Würzburg, Germany
Growing area: Franconia/Franken
Area: Maindreieck
Vineyard: 120 ha
Owner: Stiftung des öffentlichen Rechts
Manager: Robert Haller
Wine Maker: Elmar Nun
Oenologist: Robert Haller, Karl Brand
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Associations: VDP

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Producer of premium wines, which regularly include even in international comparison among the best of its kind. Mediocre wines are rare, real weaknesses there is hardly ever. Arise even in difficult years here regularly superior qualities.
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0.75 L
2020 Riesling VDP.Gutswein dry
84 WP - good What our ratings mean
7.60 €
Translate to English Editor note: Sehr jugendliche, frische gelbfruchtige Nase mit floralen, pflanzlichen und leicht hefigen Noten. Fr...
0.75 L
2020 VDP.Gutswein dry Rosé "Steren"
83 WP - good What our ratings mean
7.30 €
Translate to English Editor note: Jugendliche rotbeerige Nase mit floralen Spuren und einem Hauch Weingummi. Schlanke, geradlinige, sü...
0.75 L
2019 Würzburg Rieslaner late harvest (Spaetlese) VDP.Ortswein
90 WP - excellent What our ratings mean
14.90 €
Editor note: Quite fresh, firm, slightly herbal and floral citrus-stone fruit scent. Firm, juicy, pure, sweet fru...
0.75 L
2018 Würzburg Gewürztraminer late harvest (Spaetlese) VDP.Ortswein
89 WP - very good What our ratings mean
16.90 €
Editor note: Herbaceous-vegetable and somewhat spicy, also yeasty aroma with quite fine yellow-fruity and a littl...
0.75 L
2016 Silvaner Brut
86 WP - very good What our ratings mean
12.40 €
Editor note: Rather tart, vegetable and slightly herbaceous-vegetable pome fruit scent with yeasty notes. Sweet,...
0.75 L
2018 Riesling Brut
87 WP - very good What our ratings mean
13.40 €
Editor note: Somewhat herbaceous-planty, floral and yeasty scent of partly candied citrus and stone fruit. Clear...
Historical winery in the German wine-growing region of Franconia in the city of Würzburg with the full name "Bürgerspital zum Heiligen Geist". The Würzburg patrician Johannes von Steren (1270-1329) provided an estate at the present location for the admission of people in need of care and thus established the foundation. The official foundation of the "New Hospital" (later renamed "Citizens' Hospital") took place in 1316, which was then confirmed by Pope John XXII (1244-1334) in 1320. The founding family pledged 13 acres of vineyards as security for this. Today the estate is owned by the "Foundation under public law" and is managed by Robert Haller as administrator. Elmar Nun is responsible as cellar master, Karl Brand as oenologist

Over the centuries it grew to its present size. The vineyards cover 120 hectares, of which about 100 are in production. 80% of these are located within the Würzburg city limits in the individual sites of Abtsleite, Innere Leiste, Pfaffenberg and Stein mit der Stein-Harfe in exclusive ownership. There are further shares in the individual locations Marsberg, Pfülben and Teufelskeller (Randersacker), Sonnenschein (Veitshöchheim), Scharlachberg (Thüngersheim), as well as Kapellenberg (Frickenhausen)

Unusual for the Franconian wine growing region, Riesling is the most common variety (30 ha) with almost a third, followed by Silvaner (27 ha), Müller-Thurgau (10 ha), Bacchus, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Rieslaner, Domina, Gewürztraminer, Scheurebe and Blaufränkisch. In the vineyard, dense planting is used. Natural viticulture is practiced with restrictive fertilization. The cellar, one of the largest in Germany, has a capacity of two million litres of wine and contains over 200 oval oak barrels with a capacity of 700,000 litres. The best qualities of Riesling, Silvaner and Burgundy varieties are fermented in these barrels and matured with subsequent yeast storage. The red wine varieties generally mature in wooden barrels

Then they are consistently filled into the famous Bocksbeutel with the unmistakable Bürgerspital shoulder emblem (the Bürgerspital is considered the "birthplace" of this special bottle shape). Wines from four centuries are stored in the cellar of the Bürgerspital, the oldest being a Würzburg stone from 1540. Such a bottle was tasted in 1961 (i.e. at the age of 421) by the wine author Hugh Johnson and found "still alive". A wine from this site was one of the favourite wines of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832). Another lover of Stein wines was the writer Kurt Tucholsky (1890-1935). The annual production is about 850,000 bottles. The winery is a founding member of the VDP (Association of German Prädikat Wineries) and the Association of European Foundation Wineries.

Awards of wine competitions

Year Name Wine Award
2017 Riesling Würzburger Stein GG 2015 Gold
2017 Riesling Würzburger Stein-Harfe GG 2015 Gold
2017 Sylvaner Würzburger Stein Silvaner GG 2015 Gold
2019 Gewurtztraminer du monde 2019 Würzburger Stein Qualitätswein trocken - VDP Erste Lage 2017 Gold
2019 Sylvaner du monde 2019 Würzburger Stein - Harfe Silvaner trocken GG - VDP Grosses Gewächs 2016 Gold
2020 Le Mondial des Vins Blancs Strasbourg Gewurztraminer, Würzburger Stein Gewürztraminer Trockenbeerenauslese 2011 Gold
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