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Flashcards in Franken Deck (14):
1

What are the main grapes of the Franken?

Müller-Thurgau
Sylvaner
Bacchus

Spätburgunder

Riesling is only 4%

2

What river cuts through the Franken?

Main River (150km East of the Rhine)

3

What is a Bocksbeutel?

Traditional bottle of Franken Silvaner, allegedly shaped after a Roman's canteen or sheep's scrotum

4

What are the Bereiche of Franken?

Mainviereck
Maindreieck
Steigerwald

5

Describe Mainvriereck:

Westernmost Bereiche of the Franken. “Four-sided Main,” where the river’s flow approximates a rectangular shape. Soils here are typically composed of weathered red sandstone, and the climate is gentler than in areas further east. It has therefore emerged as the only natural home for Pinot Noir in Franken.

6

Describe Maindreieck:

Center of Franken, “three-sided Main.” With the city of Würzburg on its western edge, Maindreieck produces almost three-quarters of Franken’s wine, from shell-limestone soils.

7

Describe Steigerwald:

located on the eastern end of Franken. Its vineyards are often removed from the immediate environs of the Main River and less subject to humidity and botrytis. With vineyards on the edge of the Steigerwald mountain forest, reaching almost 400 meters in elevation, this is the highest and coolest district in Franken. However, the region’s black, gypsum-laced Keuper soils mitigate low temperatures by warming the vines at night—so much so that vines can often produce quality wines even on north-facing slopes. Castell, where Silvaner first appeared in Germany, and Iphofen are the most important villages of the Steigerwald.

8

What are the major gemeinden of Mainvriereck?

Bürgstadt
Klingenberg

9

What are the major Gemeindedn of Maindreieck?

Eschendorf
Würzburg

10

What are the major gemeinden of Steigerwald?

Castell
Iphofen

11

Where is Centgrafenberg?

Bürgstadter Centgrafenberg

(Mainvriereck)

Rudolf Fürst
Hündsruck is best plot, alleinbesitz and bottled separate

12

Where is Hündsruck?

Best plot of Bürgstadter Centgrafenberg (Mainvriereck)

Alleinbesitz of Rudolf Fürst

13

Where is Lump?

Eschendorfer Lump
(Maindreieck)

Horst Sauer
Rainer Sauer

14

Where is Julius-Echter-Berg?

Iphofer Julius-Echter-Burg
(Steigerwald)

Juliusspital