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Wuerzburger Stein

See below stone,

Popular name for single layers in German-speaking countries, especially in Germany, The name is probably mostly due to a stony vineyard soil.

Würzburg (Main triangle area) in Franconia

This single layer is certainly the most famous and well-known stone. Wines from the legendary "Würzburger Stein" have been known for many centuries under the name "Steinwein". Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832) loved this wine. In this regard, he wrote to his wife Christiane: "No other wine wants to taste me and I am annoyed when I miss my favorite drink" . He did not mention any grape variety, so it could have been a Silvaner or a Riesling, but in theory it could have been another variety. A sweet Würzburg stone from 1540 was probably that too oldest wine who was ever drunk and was edible. The year was so extraordinarily hot that the Rhine dried up and could be crossed on foot. The wine was made from overripe grapes, kept in a barrel for a very long time and only bottled in the 17th century. The last of these were owned by King Ludwig I of Bavaria (1786-1868). The London wine dealer Ehrmann bought them at one auction,

Single layer of Würzburger Stein

One of these bottles with the then 421 year old wine was served in London in 1961 to a select group of wine connoisseurs, including the journalist Hugh Johnson, As a mood, a Rüdesheimer from 1857 and a Johannisberger opened from 1820, both wines were completely dead and...

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