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Sour horst

The winery is located in the municipality of Escherndorf (Maindreieck area) in the German wine-growing region of Franconia. It was founded in 1977 by Horst Sauer. The vineyards cover 17.5 hectares of vineyards in the single vineyards Berg, Fürstenberg and Lump (Escherndorf), as well as Sonnenberg (Untereisenheim). They are planted with the white wine varieties Silvaner, Müller-Thurgau, Riesling, Bacchus, Pinot Blanc and Scheurebe, as well as with the red wine varieties Pinot Noir and Domina. The grapes, the must and the wine are moved in the newly built four-storey building over the shortest possible distances almost exclusively by gravity. This gentle treatment, combined with a long, controlled fermentation, produces particularly fine, pure wines. A speciality of the house is the entire range of Prädikat wines from Auslese to Eiswein. The best wines are marketed as Grosses Gewächs marketed. Depending on the situation, "specials" such as the dry white wine "Sehnsucht" (Silvaner) are pressed on a case-by-case basis. According to the winery's own definition, these are special wines that are individually characterized by the extraordinary inspiration of a moment. About 150,000 bottles of wine are produced annually. The winery is a member of the VDP (Association of German Prädikat Wine Estates) and the Frank & Frei winegrowers' association

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