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2016 Strub Silvaner FeinherbGruner Veltliner from Germany

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Whither Silvaner? Time was, it was the most ubiquitous vine in Rheinhessen (and Walter says it supplanted the Grüner Veltliner that preceded it), until it was grubbed out in fa...

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Whither Silvaner? Time was, it was the most ubiquitous vine in Rheinhessen (and Walter says it supplanted the Grüner Veltliner that preceded it), until it was grubbed out in favor of the even easier blander Müller-Thurgau, which everyone despises today, and which has lost enormous ground to Pinots Blanc and Gris, and also to….Silvaner. Young growers are certain that excellent wines can be made from Silvaner if it’s planted where it belongs and treated with respect. I agree, and while I think Silvaner is a plebian variety in Rheinhessen, it’s an honorable one. What’s in the glass now is tasty, focused, charming and easy-drinking, with character, spice and balance. I’d love to be served this in a wine bar. It’s as-good-as-dry. -Terry Theise

Product Detail

Item # 102310
Country Germany
Region Rheinhessen
Sub-Region Rheinhessen
Ratings
Vintage 2016
Color White
ABV N/A
Varietal(s) Gruner Veltliner
Size 750 mL
Closure Cork
Features
Taste high acid, asparagus, white pepper, citrus and grapefruit
Nose melon, citrus and spice