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Walter Josef

The estate is located in the municipality of Bürgstadt (Mainviereck area) in the German wine-growing region Franconia, The family has been involved in viticulture at least since 1855, today the company is run by Daniela and Christoph Walter. The vineyards cover 3.5 hectares of vineyards in individual locations Centgrafenberg and dog back (Bürgstadt). They are planted to 75% with the red varieties Pinot Noir (50%), Pinot Noir, Domina and Regent, as well as with the white varieties Silvaner, Müller-Thurgau, Bacchus and Riesling. The management takes place in a natural way with permanent greening, spreading of manure and compost, as well as waiving insecticides and mineral nitrogen fertilization. Quality-increasing measures are a high number of sticks / hectare and extensive leaf work with the aim of low yields.

The white wines are fermented cool and aged in a stainless steel tank. After careful transport in small boxes, the red wine grapes are manually emptied into the destemmer without any pumping processes and stored in mash fermentation tanks. It takes place (in part spontaneous ) a long maceration With Cryomaceration (Maceration). After this Press the red wines are mostly matured in casks or in barriques. The biological acid degradation occurs spontaneously. The high quality grades are filled without filtration. Premium wines are Silvaner "S" Centgrafenberg (stainless steel, 10% barrique barrique), Pinot Noir "J" Hundsrück (24 months barrique from Spessarteiche) and Pinot Noir "J" Centgrafenberg (24 months barrique). Around 18,000 bottles of wine are produced annually. Red grape juice and bottle-fermented sparkling wine (Blanc de Noir) are also produced. The winery is a member of the Silvaner Forum.

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