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Name: Weingut May
Address: Address 97282 Retzstadt, Germany
Growing area: Franconia/Franken
Area: Maindreieck
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 Retzstadt Langenberg Weißburgunder VDP.Erste Lage trocken
16.00 €
88 WP - very good
Editor note: Clear, quite fine and polished, delicately nutty and planty to light tobacco aroma with relatively c...
0.75 L
2021 Retzstadt Langenberg Silvaner VDP.Erste Lage trocken Alte Reben
18.00 €
89 WP - very good
Editor note: Still somewhat unapproachable, smoky and moderately woody aroma with aromas of ripe yellow fruits, e...
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0.75 L
2021 Retzstadt Himmelspfad Silvaner Grosses Gewächs
50.00 €
94 WP - excellent
Editor note: Firm, tart and very deep, dried-vegetable to herbal and clearly mineral aroma with restrained yellow...
0.75 L
2021 Retzbach Benediktusberg Silvaner VDP.Erste Lage trocken
24.00 €
90 WP - excellent
Editor note: Firm and quite deep, quite complex, somewhat nutty and a little herbaceous bouquet with rather calm...
0.75 L
2021 Retzstadt Silvaner VDP.Erste Lage trocken "Der Schäfer"
30.00 €
91 WP - excellent
Editor note: Rather firm and quite deep, somewhat smoky and still slightly yeasty aroma with tart yellow fruity a...
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0.75 L
2021 Thüngersheim Rothlauf Silvaner Grosses Gewächs
50.00 €
94 WP - excellent
Editor note: Deep and complex, delicately smoky, finely vegetal to herbaceous and hints of nuttiness with noble,...

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).

Weingut May Region: Germany Franconia/Franken Maindreieck
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