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May Rudolf

The estate is located in the municipality Retztstadt (area Maindreieck) in the German wine-growing region Franconia, In 1999, the company was outsourced to the Eberstal on the outskirts of Retzstadt and built there in the midst of vineyards, a new winery. The family business is run by Petra and Rudolf May. The vineyards cover 13.5 hectares of vineyards in the individual layers Langenberg with the won The shepherd and Himmelspfad (Retzstadt), Benediktusberg (Retzbach) as well Johannisberg with Gewann Rothlauf (Thungersheim). They are planted with the white varieties Silvaner (two-thirds of the vineyard), Müller-Thurgau, Riesling, Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc and Rieslaner, and Pinot Noir. It is practiced near-natural, environmentally friendly viticulture.

The yield-reduced grapes are usually only 2 g / l for dry wines residual sugar (ie far below the limit of Franconian dry ) only uses healthy material. In the cellar takes place with most wines only small sulfur use as well as a complete abandonment oenological enzymes and fining agents, In weather suitable years are also noble sweet Beerenauslesen as Eiswein vinified. There will also be bottle fermented sect and sparkling wines produced. Every year around 90,000 bottles of wine are produced. The winery is a member of VDP (Verband deutscher Prädikatsweingüter) and the association Frank & Frei,

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