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The estate is located in the already mentioned 816 municipality Castell (area Steigerwald) in the German wine-growing region Franken, The family Castell is one of the oldest noble families in Germany...
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 Castell Grauburgunder-Weißburgunder dry, Die Gefährten Fürstin Marie Luise
11.00 €
Translate to English Editor note: Etwas pflanzliche Nase mit zitrusbetonten gelbfruchtigen Noten sowie floralen und hellen erdigen Nua...
0.75 L
2017 dry, Die Gefährten, Gräfin Dorothea Renata
Translate to English Editor note: Rot- und schwarzbeerige Nase mit tabakig-holzigen und ein wenig erdigen Noten. Geradlinige, herbe Fr...
0.75 L
2016 Castell Schlossberg Silvaner Grosses Gewächs dry
28.00 €
Translate to English Editor note: Herber, etwas hefiger und frisch-vegetabiler Zitrusduft mit hellen pflanzlichen und deutlich mineral...
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2017 Silvaner dry, Die Gefährten, Gräfin Sophia Juliana
Translate to English Editor note: Fester, nussiger, kräuteriger und mineralischer Duft mit gelbfruchtigen und leicht holzig wirkenden...
0.75 L
2016 Castell Schlossberg Riesling Grosses Gewächs dry
28.00 €
Translate to English Editor note: Etwas pflanzlicher und ein wenig floraler Zitrus-Steinobstduft mit feinen kräuterigen, speckigen und...
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2017 Schloss Castell Riesling dry, VDP.Gutswein
9.50 €
Translate to English Editor note: Recht fester, etwas pflanzlicher, mineralischer und zart hefiger Duft mit herben, hellen gelbfruchti...

The estate is located in the already mentioned 816 municipality Castell (area Steigerwald) in the German wine-growing region Franconia, The family Castell is one of the oldest noble families in Germany, the lines Castell-Castell and Castell-Rüdenhausen were raised in 1901 in the princely state. Viticulture was operated by the Castell's at least as early as the 13th century. The wine was documented in 1224 in a writing by Count Rupert II, as well as the most important documents 1266 documented. The Castell company is today owned by Ferdinand Graf zu Castell-Castell, and is divided into three main areas: the Princely Castell'sche Bank (founded in 1774, the oldest bank in Bavaria), the Fürstlich Castell'sche Forst department and Fürstlich Castell'sche Domänenamt. The winery is run since 2016 by Björn Probst. The cellar masters are Christian Frieß and Reinhard Firnbach.

Princely Castell domain office

The vineyards cover 70 hectares of vineyards in the mostly sole ownership Casteller individual layers Bausch, Hohnart. Kirchberg. ball game. Reitsteig. Schlossberg and Trautenberg, In addition, the contract growers of the Castellian Farmer Group will deliver grapes from 30 hectares in accordance with agreed quality standards. The main grape variety with about 40% of the vineyard is the wine region Franconia dominant Silvaner, which incidentally was first planted in 1659 in Germany in Casteller Schlossberg. 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 Blue Portuguese are cultivated.

For many wines is a spontaneous fermentation, The Grosse Gewächse store 18 months and the first layers 9 months in a large wooden barrel on the and are bottled shortly before marketing. The wines are made according to the VDP classification model produced in the lines Great location, First location, local wines and estate wines and varietal wines & cuvées. 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 are also Trockenbeerenauslese and Eiswein vinified. Every year around 450,000 bottles of wine are produced. There are also many brandies (from yeast, pomace, plums, quince and grapes), as well as flaschenvergorene sect, sparkling wines under the name "FRÆNZI" and vinegars generated. The winery Castell is a member of VDP (Verband Deutscher Prädikatsweingüter) and in the grouping "Die Güter" (nine top German wine estates from nine different growing areas).

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