The "Julius-Echter-Berg" site is located on the steep slopes of Mount Schwanberg. According to the specialised press it belongs, without doubt, to the top vineyard sites in Franconia. The gypsum soil with sediments of schilf-sandstone has a high impact on the wines: it provides them with a unique fruity, fine-aromatic and mineral character. Best sites, old grapes, highest diligence and zero-tolerance strategy are essential conditions for such exceptional wines.
Our Grossen Gewächse, the German Grand Crus, have gained a high international reputation. Produced in our best vineyards (in the “Grossen Lagen”), they have to meet the strict criteria of the VDP (Association of German Quality Wine Estates) which are: sustainable viticulture, traditional production process, selective manual vintage, reduced harvest quantity of less than 50 hl/ ha, minimum must weight of 95° Oechsle, final organoleptic test by a VDP-commission and the marketing of the wines starting from the 1st of September after the vintage.
On nose: Minerality, a touch of wild herbs, mellow pear, quince, gooseberry, white pepper, and hints of exotic and yellow fruits.
On palate: A spicy vegetative character, strong flavour of terroir, very dry, develops slowly.
Alcohol: 12,9 vol.%
Res. sugar: 8,1 g/l
Acidity: 8,0 g/l