Weingut May Spatburgunder Langenberg VDP Erste Lage 2014 Weingut May Spatburgunder Langenberg VDP Erste Lage 2014 Weingut May Spatburgunder Langenberg VDP Erste Lage 2014 Download PDF

Specifications
Winery Weingut May
VarietiesPinot Noir
Farming Practicespracticing organic
Soilsshell limestone
Hectares/Acres5.8 ha.
ExposureSE
Harvest Techniqueby hand
Year Vines Were Planted1995-2000
Yeastnatural
Fermentationcold maceration & fermentation in an open wooden vat for up to 21 days
Maturation10 months in used barrels
Filterlight
Fininglight
Alcohol13.0%
Item NoG0504-14
Size750ML
Bottle Case12
Country Germany
Region Franken
Sub-region
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Weingut May Spatburgunder Langenberg VDP Erste Lage 2014
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Located in Retzstadt, Franconia, and surrounded by vineyards and fruit trees, the Weingut May winery (built in 1999) is where the family lives and works.  With 13ha of estate vineyards, some of which have been in the family for over 300 years ago, the Mays farm along the river Main where the land is divided into three different parts.  To the west of this main-triangle there is red sandstone, and to the east in the Steigerwald the soils are made of Keuper, or marl and limestone.  In the middle of the triangle, the soils consist of a delicate shell limestone, or Wellenkalk, for which the region is known.

At this family run winery, Rudolf and Petra May and their three children handle all aspects of operation, from grape growing to winemaking, and from bottling to sales and marketing.  In the vineyard, all work is done by hand and the use of insecticides, herbicides and mineral fertilizers is banned.

In the cellar, Rudolf May leaves the wine to express its own best characteristics, employing natural yeast and gravity winemaking in lieu of pumping.  "Our purpose is not to create 'blockbuster' wines," writes May.  "We want authentic wines that show their terroir."