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Staatlicher Hofkeller

Germany Franconia/Franken Maindreieck

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Name: Staatlicher Hofkeller
Address: Address
97070 Würzburg, Germany
Growing area: Franconia/Franken
Appellation: Maindreieck
Vineyard: 120 ha
Owner: Freistaat Bayern
Managing Director: Thilo Heuft
Wine Maker: Klaus Kuhn
Oenologist: Stefan Schäfer
Website: www.hofkeller.de
Associations: VDP
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Staatlicher Hofkeller
The winery is located in the city of Würzburg (Maindreieick area) in the German wine-growing region of Franken. The traditional Staatlicher Hofkeller was founded as early as 1128, making it the oldest...

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0.75 L
2023 Sauvignon Blanc VDP.Gutswein trocken
9.20 €
86 WP - very good
Editor note: Relatively cool, still slightly nutty and yeasty, with some fresh vegetal to herbaceous and hints of...
0.75 L
2023 Scheurebe VDP.Gutswein trocken
9.20 €
85 WP - very good
Editor note: Youthful, still slightly yeasty, somewhat smoky, almondy and fresh vegetal to ethereal-herbal nose w...
0.75 L
2023 Würzburg Müller-Thurgau VDP.Ortswein trocken
10.30 €
86 WP - very good
Editor note: Youthful, still a touch reductive and yeasty pear-apple scent with restrained nutty, herbal and pepp...
0.75 L
2023 Weißburgunder VDP.Gutswein trocken
9.20 €
85 WP - very good
Editor note: Cool, bright, somewhat nutty and planty pome fruit flavour with citrus notes. Slender, straightforwa...
0.75 L
2023 Silvaner VDP.Gutswein trocken
8.90 €
85 WP - very good
Editor note: Clear, youthful, still a hint of smoky pome fruit nose with a little celery. Straightforward, youthf...
0.75 L
2023 Würzburg Silvaner VDP.Ortswein trocken
11.30 €
84 WP - good
Translate to English Editor note: Zart nussiger und rauchiger, auch noch leicht hefiger Kernobstduft mit vegetabilen und angedeutet fl...

The winery is located in the city of Würzburg (Maindreieick area) in the German wine-growing region of Franconia. The traditional Staatlicher Hofkeller was founded as early as 1128, making it the oldest winery in Germany. It has been owned without interruption by the ruling power since the 12th century. These were the bishops of Würzburg, who were also dukes of Franconia, from 1814 the Bavarian royal house under the name Königlich Bayerischer Hofkeller (with an interlude of Grand Duke Ferdinand of Tuscany from 1806 to 1814) and finally from 1918 the Free State of Bavaria under the name Staatlicher Hofkeller Würzburg. The farm was run as an educational and model estate (see also under Viticultural Domain). The Residenz, built in the baroque style between 1720 and 1744, became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1981. The treasure chamber is located in the cellar vaults. The oldest wine stored in this wine library is a vintage from 1874. Since 1950, Bocksbeutel rarities of all sites, grape varieties and vintages have been kept there. Deep inside, the very extensive and labyrinthine wine cellars extend.

Klaus Kuhn and Friederike Voigtländer are responsible as cellar m asters. The vineyards cover 120 hectares of vines in the following municipalities and single vineyards: Abtswind with Altenberg; Dorfprozelten with Predigtstuhl; Großheubach with Bischofsberg; Handthal with Stollberg; Hörstein with Abtsberg; Iphofen with Julius-Echter-Berg; Marktheidenfeld with Kreuzberg; Randersacker with Lämmerberg, Marsberg, Pfülben and Sonnenstuhl; Thüngersheim with Scharlachberg; and Würzburg with Innere Leiste, Schlossberg and Stein. They are planted with the white wine varieties Riesling, Müller-Thurgau, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris, Kerner, Rieslaner (crossed here in 1921), Scheurebe, Gewürztraminer, Sauvignon Blanc and Bacchus, as well as the red wine varieties Pinot Noir, Frühburgunder, Dornfelder, Domina, Blauer Portugieser and St. Laurent. Wines from VDP-classified sites are marketed as Grosses Gewächs. The winery is a member of the VDP.

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