A founding member of the VDP, Bürgerspital in Würzburg is a Franken estate with more than 700 years of vinicultural tradition under its belt. Robert Haller is at the helm, leading a winery that cultivates Silvaner and Riesling in shell limestone terroir. Always striving for an expression of place, Haller says minerality, complexity, and finesse are more valuable to Bürgerspital than fruitiness, sweetness or opulence. The wines follow their own path, and the result is fine accompaniments to food – one of the cornerstones that guides work in the vineyard and the winery. Bürgerspital has been a VDP member since 1955 and produces 850,000 bottles of wine annually.
Rieslaner is a new cross between Riesling and Silvaner dating back to 1921 and grown in Franken and some vineyards in the Pfalz. It displays aromas of mandarin orange and delicate fruit in a fine structure with a long finish. Careful selection of fruit that’s fermented with natural yeasts in aged in stainless steel tanks results in a fresh white. This is ideal as an aperitif, or paired with rich meat terrines and very spicy Asian dishes, especially with chilli, ginger, or curry.
|Bottle||750ml, Screw Cap|
|Sweet-Dry Scale||Semi Sweet / Off Dry|
|Food Pairing||Spicy Food|
Fine German Wine
The Fine German Wine Club passionately promotes the great wines of Germany with a particular interest in raising awareness for underrated red varietals, sparkling wines and whites that have historically been overshadowed by Riesling.