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The estate is located in the municipality of Castell (Steigerwald area) already mentioned in 816 in the German wine-growing region Franken, The Castell family is one of the oldest noble families in G...
Name: Fürstlich Castell'sches Domänenamt
Growing area: Franconia/Franken
Area: Steigerwald
Vineyard: 70 ha
Owner: Ferdinand Fürst zu Castell-Castell
Managing Director: Peter Geil
Wine Maker: Christian Frieß & Reinhard Firnbach
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The wines keep constant high level and are usually the best in their respective category in the area. Weaknesses, there is little, but can occur in difficult vintages. However, this must be balanced in good years with particularly compelling assortments so that an operation can hold the status. In most cases you can blindly buy.
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0.75 L
2017 Schloss Castell Spätburgunder VDP.Gutswein dry
10.50 €
Translate to English Editor note: Etwas nussiger und ganz leicht holzwürziger Duft nach reifen roten Beeren mit leicht erdigen und tab...
0.75 L
2018 Castell Kugelspiel Silvaner VDP.Erste Lage dry
14.50 €
Translate to English Editor note: Etwas kräuterig-pflanzlicher und ein wenig erdiger Duft mit warmen, relativ verhaltenen gelbfruchtig...
0.75 L
2019 Schloss Castell Silvaner VDP.Gutswein dry
8.00 €
Translate to English Editor note: Kühler, frischer, etwas pflanzlicher Duft mit hellen Kernobstaromen und mineralischen Anklängen. Küh...
0.75 L
2017 Castell Schlossberg Silvaner Grosses Gewächs dry
30.00 €
Translate to English Editor note: Vegetabiler, nussiger und ein wenig erdiger Duft mit gelbfruchtigen und zart holzigen Noten, einem H...
0.75 L
2019 Castell Weißburgunder-Grauburgunder dry "Die Gefährten - Fürstin Marie Luise"
11.00 €
Translate to English Editor note: Herber, etwas nussiger und pflanzlicher, noch zart hefiger Duft mit hellen gelbfruchtigen Aromen und...
0.75 L
2019 Schloss Castell Weißburgunder VDP.Gutswein dry
8.00 €
Translate to English Editor note: Jugendliche, etwas pflanzliche Nase mit hellen Kernobst- und Zitrusnoten, ein wenig Kräutern und gew...

The estate is located in the municipality of Castell (Steigerwald area) already mentioned in 816 in the German wine-growing region Franconia, The Castell family is one of the oldest noble families in Germany, the Castell-Castell and Castell-Rüdenhausen lines were raised to the rank of princes in 1901. The Castell's started viniculture at least as early as the 13th century. The wine was mentioned in a document by Count Rupert II in 1224, as well as the most important locations in 1266. The company Castell is now owned by Ferdinand Graf zu Castell-Castell, it is divided into three main areas: Princely Castell'sche Bank (founded in 1774, oldest bank in Bavaria), Princely Castell'sche Forest Department and Princely Castell'sche Domain Office. The winery has been managed by Björn Probst since 2016. Christian Frieß and Reinhard Firnbach are responsible as cellar masters.

Princely Castell’s Domain Office

The vineyards cover 70 hectares of vineyards in the largely privately owned Casteller individual layers Bausch, Hohnart. Kirchberg. ball game. Reitsteig. Schlossberg and Trautenberg, In addition, the contract winemakers of the Castell'sche Produergemeinschaft deliver grapes from a total of 30 hectares according to agreed quality standards. The main grape variety with around 40% of the area under vines is the Silvaner, which defines the Franconian wine-growing region. Incidentally, it was first planted in the Casteller Schlossberg in Germany in 1659. Furthermore, the white varieties Müller-Thurgau (20%), Riesling, Pinot Blanc, Bacchus, Scheurebe, Kerner and Rieslaner, as well as the red varieties Pinot Noir, Domina and Blauer Portugieser are cultivated.

Many wines have one spontaneous fermentation, The large plants are stored in the large wooden barrel for 18 months and the first layers 9 months and are bottled shortly before marketing. The wines are made according to the VDP classification model produced in the Grosse Lage, Erste Lage, Ortsweine and Gutsweine and Rebsortenweine & Cuvées lines. The wines from the purchased grapes are marketed under the Castell-Castell line. The flagships of the house are "Schlossberg Silvaner" and "Schlossberg Riesling". In weather-appropriate years too Trockenbeerenauslese and Eiswein vinified. Around 450,000 bottles of wine are produced annually. There are also many fine brandies (from yeast, pomace, plums, quinces and grapes), as well as bottle-fermented sparkling wines, sparkling wines under the name "FRÆNZI" and vinegars generated. The Castell winery is a member of the VDP (Verband Deutscher Prädikatsweingüter) and in the grouping The goods (nine top German wineries from nine different growing areas).

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Fürstlich Castell'sches Domänenamt Region: Germany Franconia/Franken Steigerwald
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