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The oldest wine cellar in Würzburg, dating from 1576 with its 250 metre long corridor, is still the heart of the wine production in the Juliusspital. In the large wooden barrels, 220 in total, mature wines from the most valuable vineyards in Franconia.
The year 2017 brought different challenges. The shoot started unbelievably early; and unfortunately, Juliusspital had damage due to late frost at the end of April. Heavy rainfall during the summer months saved the growth but then at the beginning of August a hailstorm badly hit the Würzburger Stein. The Juliusspital team experienced the earliest harvest ever in the Franconian region. The unstable weather conditions during harvest put a lot of pressure on our time management. But in the end, it paid off. They received all the qualities from juicy, brilliant and elegant to mineral, very structured and full-bodied in the cellar.
different vineyard sites located in the Franken region
selected grapes with high quality level, cold fermentation in stainless steel tanks for 30 days by 16- 18 C° and ageing on it´s yeast