Silvaner Trocken 2019
Region: Rheinhessen

Michael Godel-91
Tasting Notes

This is dry and flavourful wine from Rheinhessen. Aromas of ripe apple and peach alongside streaky minerality.

Silvaner plantings have, unfortunately, dwindled over the past half-century. This grape makes full, flavourful wines with high acidity and a character reminiscent of French Sauvignon. The majority of plantings are found in Alsace, Austria and Germany.

Germany’s largest wine region, Rheinhessen was historically known for mainly producing large amounts of bulk wine destined for the export market. That began to change gradually beginning in the 1980s, when growers began to focus on lower yields, drier styles and overall higher quality wines. Today, the region is home to the majority of Germany’s organic/biodynamic viticulture, with a great number of young and energetic producers eschewing the past and leading the future. Unlike other German wine regions, there are significant plantings of many grapes, though Riesling plays a role here as well, to be sure. You will find plenty of Muller-Thurgau, Dornfelder, Silvaner and Pinots Gris, Noir and Blanc throughout. The climate is relatively mild, protected by countless hills and forests and moderated on the east and west border by the Nahe and Rhine rivers, respectively. Soil types vary, though the majority are a mix of loess and loam with limestone deposits mixed with gravel.

Vines are planted in clay-marl soil.

Fermented in stainless steel.

Wine Type: White

Variety: Silvaner

Classification: QmP

Orientation: N/A

Appellation: N/A

Gradient: N/A

Soil: Clay-marl

Farming Practices: N/A

Residual Sugar: 5.3 g/l

Alcohol: 12.5

Malolactic: No

Botte Size: 750 ml

Acidity: 6.0 g/l

Other Practices: None