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Winery Wines Files 6
Name: Weingut May
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97282 Retzstadt, Germany
Vineyard: 16 ha
Owner: Petra & Rudolf May
Manager: Rudolf May
Managing Director: Rudolf May
Wine Maker: Benedikt May
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Associations: VDP & Naturland
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Weingut May
The winery is located in the municipality of Retztstadt (Maindreieck area) north of Würzburg in the German wine-growing region of Franken. In 1999, the business was relocated to the Eberstal valley on...

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0.75 L
2021 Retzbach Benediktusberg Spätburgunder VDP.Erste Lage trocken
44.00 €
89 WP - very good
Editor note: Somewhat developed, smoky, woody-spicy and leathery aroma of ripe black and some red berries with pl...
0.75 L
2022 Retzstadt Langenberg Spätburgunder VDP.Erste Lage trocken
22.00 €
88 WP - very good
Editor note: Slightly smoky, tobacco and oak on the nose, predominantly ripe dark berries with cherry flavours, f...
0.75 L
2022 Retzstadt Chardonnay VDP.Ortswein trocken Alte Reben
50.00 €
88 WP - very good
Editor note: Relatively cool, delicately floral, somewhat planty to herbaceous and a hint of light nutty aroma wi...
0.75 L
2023 Retzstadt Riesling VDP.Ortswein trocken
14.00 €
87 WP - very good
Editor note: Firm, tart and rather cool, yeasty and vegetal to herbaceous nose with light yellow fruity aromas, f...
0.75 L
2018 Retzstadt Langenberg Silvaner Brut Nature (Deg. Oktober 2023)
33.00 €
90 WP - excellent
Editor note: Fairly firm, nutty, yeasty pomaceous fruit nose with delicate smoky and tobacco aromas, some wild mu...
0.75 L
2022 Retzstadt Silvaner VDP.Erste Lage trocken "Der Schäfer" Reserve
42.00 €
92 WP - excellent
Editor note: Firm and quite deep, somewhat smoky and moderately woody-spicy, also vegetal pomaceous fruit nose wi...

The winery is located in the municipality of Retztstadt (Maindreieck area) north of Würzburg in the German wine-growing region of Franconia. In 1999, the business was relocated to the Eberstal valley on the outskirts of Retzstadt, where a new winery was built amidst vineyards. The family business is run by Petra and Rudolf May. The vineyards cover about 16 hectares of vineyards in the single vineyards Langenberg with the vineyards Der Schäfer and Himmelspfad (Retzstadt), Benediktusberg (Retzbach) and Johannisberg with the vineyard Rothlauf (Thüngersheim). The main variety, with about 70% of the area, is Silvaner, of which four hectares are planted with vines up to 60 years old. The other varieties cultivated are Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc, Riesling and Rieslaner, as well as Pinot Noir.

Langenberg Retzstadt - Gewanne Der Schäfer und Himmelspfad

The vineyards are cultivated according to the rules of organic viticulture and were certified in 2016 (DE-ÖKO-806). In the dry wines with mostly only 2 g/l residual sugar (i.e. far below the limit of Franconian dry), only healthy material is used for the heavily yield-reduced grapes. In principle, spontaneous fermentation takes place. In the cellar, only a small amount of sulphur is used in most of the wines, and there is no use of oenological enzymes or fining agents. In years with suitable weather conditions, noble sweet Beerenauslese wines and ice wines are also produced. Bottle-fermented sparkling wines are also produced. Around 90,000 bottles of wine are produced annually. The winery is a member of the associations Naturland and VDP (Verband deutscher Prädikatsweingüter).

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