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May Rudolf

The estate is located in the municipality of Retztstadt (Main triangle) north of Wurzburg in the German growing region Franconia. In 1999 the company was relocated to the outskirts of Retzstadt in the Eberstal and a new winery was built in the middle of vineyards. The family business is run by Petra and Rudolf May. The vineyards cover around 16 hectares of vineyards in individual locations Langenberg with the Won The shepherd and heavenly path (Retzstadt), Benediktusberg (Retzbach) as well Johannisberg with Gewann Rothlauf (Thüngersheim). The main variety is around 70% of the area Silvaner, of which four hectares are planted with vines up to 60 years old. The other cultivated varieties are Pinot Gris ( Pinot gris ), Pinot Blanc ( Pinot Blanc ), Riesling and Rieslaner, and Pinot Noir ( Pinot Noir ).

Langenberg Retzstadt - Gewanne The shepherd and heavenly path

The management follows the rules of the Organic viticulture, the certification took place in 2016 (DE-ÖKO-806). When strong yield Reduced grapes are usually only 2 g / l in dry wines Residual sugar (that is, well below the limit of Franconian dry ) use only healthy material. In principle there is one Spontaneous fermentation. Most of the wines in the cellar are less Use of sulfur as well as a complete waiver of oenological enzymes and Fining agents. When the weather is good, they will also be sweet Berries selection such as Ice wines pressed. Bottle-fermented sparkling wines are also produced. Around 90,000 bottles of wine are produced annually. The winery is a member of VDP.

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