2017 Hans Wirsching Silvaner 375ml, Iphofer Kalb, Erste Lage, Franken, Germany (375 ml)

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As the 'centuries-old ancestor' in Franconian Wine Country, Silvaner reflects many Franconian attributes. Experts call it the 'true' Franconian wine. The vines have excellent yield and longevity, but are demanding in terms of site selection. They are stocky in stature, but with irrepressible vitality and energy. In this traditional variety, one tastes, quite strongly, the qualities of the soil. Its medium-sized, juicy grapes deliver a full-bodied, powerful wine with a neutral bouquet and a delicate, mild acidity.

The site Iphofer Kalb is a steep slope exposed to the south. the gypsum soils warms up easily which leads to elegant wines with fresh and vital flavors. The mild climate and the long vegataion period enable the vines to collect many of the minerals in the dark gypsum soils. Silvaners from the site are strong, full-bodied wines with a savoury aftertaste and remarkable longevity. Flavors of quince, apple and pear are enhanced by the spicy and minerality in the finish. One of our favorite wines in the cutest, traditional half bottle shape. 

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