Down-to-earth, elegant and versatile; the Grüner Silvaner is and remains a charming quality wine from local vineyards. The multifaceted soil conditions determine the modern and balanced character of the Silvaner wine, convince vintners and connoisseurs worldwide. Even if the grape variety originally came to Germany from the Alpine Republic, even if Silvaner is a Latin name, even if the vineyards have been considerably reduced; Grüner Silvaner is quality "Made in Germany" of which one can be proud.
Variety at the top
The mostly dry wine Silvaner is as diverse as it is widespread. Regional nuances are just as noticeable in every glass as the skill of the wineries. Some press Silvaner semi-dry, some sparkling, some even orange wine. The usual wine, however, is a single-varietal, dry white wine of exquisite taste. The decline in the area under cultivation is thus not due to a lack of interest in Silvaner, but to popular new varieties and the steadily growing penchant for German red wine. However, the concentration of cultivation holds the secret of the rekindled success. For absolute top wines from the Silvaner grape, quantity reduction is indispensable. Smaller cultivation area - greater reputation. The new old German wine sensation - Silvaner is the new Riesling.
A walk through nature - taste of Silvaner white wine
Grüner Silvaner is characterized by a harmonious balance, between fine acidity and delicate aromas. The white wine is strongly dependent on the soil and its minerality. This results in fresh and supple summer wines, most of which are drunk young. Silvaner requires a long maceration period and therefore develops strongly and full-bodied, with a flowery bouquet of local fruits, such as pear, apple, but also sometimes peach. The nose discovers mild spicy aromas paired with faint fruity traces of melon, quince and scattered fruit.
Silvaner refers to the Latin term silva, meaning forest, and just like a forest, the grape variety grows and thrives lushly on the slopes along winding streams. In good conditions, it even grows so much that yield reduction is mandatory to obtain high-quality Silvaner white wines. Otherwise, a neutral taste develops.
From the neighbour's garden - the origin of Silvaner wine
Silvaner is an autochthonous grape variety from Austria, although the variety receives little attention here. It is a natural cross between the ancient Traminer grape and Austrian White. The grape migrated to Germany via the Danube region in the 17th century. For many years Silvaner has established its widest distribution in Germany. The area under cultivation has reduced since then, to a now stable 5000 hectares, yet Silvaner remains one of the most widely grown grape varieties in this country. 75% of the Silvaner cultivation area is spread over Franconia and Rheinhessen, where the grape is one of the regions' leading varieties. Other outstanding growing areas can be found in the Palatinate and Saale Unstrut, as the wines of Markus Pfaffman and the Bernard Pawis winery prove.
Our Silvaner wine recommendation
- Silvaner Nierstein quality wine dry - Winery Schätzel
From the stronghold of Silvaner: Rheinhessen's description of taste. For the nose wonderful elderberry and fresh herbs, for the palate awakening pear blossoms and acacia honey, for the tongue strong structure and refreshing minerals. Everything a quality wine needs - in every bottle from the Silvaner's adopted home; Rheinhessen.
- Ball game Silvaner dry - Castell
A Silvaner Castell, the Kugelspiel from Franconia. Bright yellow and wonderfully fruity. This dry white wine elicits floral aromas from pears, apples and the herbaceous meadow and saturates the palate with a dense bouquet. The name of the Steillage resulted from an acoustic peculiarity. If hunters in the surrounding area set a shot, the echo reached up to the vineyard. Kugelspiel - from the Fürstlich Castell'schen Domänenamt.
- Grüner Silvaner dry - Pawis
An exotic, as far as Silvaner wine is concerned. From the comparatively small wine region of Saale Unstrut, this dry white wine from the Bernhard Pawis winery presents itself with an incomparably fresh bouquet of banana, apple and pear. A refreshing and light Grüner Silvaner, perfect for warm days and cold drinks.
Interesting facts about the Silvaner white wine
What is Silvaner?
Silvaner, also known as Grüner Silvaner or Sylvaner in Alsace, is a white grape variety. Originally from Austria, the largest cultivation area can be found in Germany, with Rheinhessen, Pfalz and Franconia. The white wine is mostly dry and orientates itself in the taste more to the soil, than to the fruit.
What goes well with Silvaner white wine?
Silvaner is recommended with white meat, poultry and fish dishes. The fresh white wine also harmonizes with sophisticated asparagus or a cream soup.
How should Silvaner wine be stored?
Silvaner has a high ageing potential, although it is usually drunk young. Silvaner should be stored in a cool and dark place. Large temperature fluctuations and dry rooms should be avoided
How should Silvaner be drunk?
The ideal drinking temperature for Silvaner white wine is 6-8° Celsius.
How long does an open bottle of Silvaner last?
The fuller the bottle, the longer the shelf life. A half-full bottle of Silvaner will keep for 3 to 5 days if tightly closed. Less content should still be drunk the next day.
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