The must have Spätburgunders from the great estate of Fürst in Franken

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August 25th 2014

Calling all lovers of Pinot Noir: The must have Spätburgunders from the great estate of Fürst in Franken

German Pinot Noir has been going from strength to strength. A recent landmark tasting saw Jancis Robinson comment that it ‘belongs in the company of the world’s finest’ further stating, “I was left in no doubt that Germany is now making some truly fine Pinot Noir that can be compared with some of the best middle-ranking red burgundy.”

The western villages of Franken have traditionally been among Germany’s most important Pinot Noir vineyards. It is here, from the iron-rich red sandstone of Centgrafenberg, Hundsrück and the terraced Schlossberg, that Paul and Sebastian Fürst’s great Pinot Noirs are produced.

The Fürst family has been making wine in Bürgstadt since 1638 and is widely considered one of the very top producers of Pinot Noir in Germany. The current generation, Monika and Paul Fürst built the new estate nestled in the vineyards of the Centgrafenberg in 1979. From the beginning their philosophy has been as clear cut and consistent as the one so aptly summed up by Oscar Wilde: “I have the simplest tastes. I am always satisfied with the best.”

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We are delighted to offer the newly released 2012 vintage of these outstanding Pinot Noirs and urge lovers of Red Burgundy to try a case.

Fürst Pinot Noir Centgrafenberg 2012
£117 per 6 bottles IB / £127 per 3 magnums IB

These densely planted vines on fertile loam soils of Centgrafenberg produce a finely textured wine full of subtle aromas of raspberries and spice. This has weight and volume with a feeling of real tension and depth. A fine example of Pinot Noir with a little more weight and power than the Klingenberger. Drink 2015 – 2023

Fürst Pinot Noir Klingenberg 2012
£140 per 6 bottles IB

These relatively young vines from the finest Pinot clones produce a wine of stunning purity and elegance. Focusing on subtle red fruit flavours, this has a deliciously silky texture, with sweetness and charm. Heads up to all lovers of Pinot Noir, Burgundy doesn’t have the sole rights to great quality for this amazing grape variety… Drink 2014 – 2020

For more information or to order these wines please call us on 020 7793 7900 or email sales@goedhuis.com