Thursday, April 30, 2015

Rudolf FÜRST -- 2012 Spätburgunder (Pinot Noir) Grosse Gewächse and 2013 Riesling Grosses Gewächs (Franken)

Along with Bernhard Huber, Rudolf, and now his son Paul, Fürst is for me the very top name for Pinot Noir (Spätburgunder) in all of Germany, no small statement. When visiting the estate a few years ago, I was served an amazing half bottle of 1990 Spätburgunder. Paul Fürst then told me that his father at that time had to make up how to make the wine on his own because red wine making was not taught in Germany at the time!

Fürst is also an excellent source for Riesling and Silvaner (there is a consistently fine Riesling-Silvaner blend made there). And the quality is across the line there, not just the GG’s. Unfortunately, for this most recent year, I have only the GG’s to review. (Continue reading here.)