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Weingut Louis Guntrum Silvaner Eiswein, Rheinhessen, Germany

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Price Range of 750ml bottle, ex-tax in USD
Average: $92   From: $58   To: $144

Grape Variety: Silvaner

Silvaner (Sylvaner in France) is a white-wine grape that is unique for its earthen flavors. Often regarded as a Riesling alternative, Silvaner is something of a quiet achiever in the German wine scene. While it may be true that Silvaner lacks the intensity and bracing acidity of Riesling, it ripens earlier than Riesling and is less demanding in terms of vineyard conditions. These attributes helped Silvaner to become the most-planted grape variety in Germany at the start of the 20th Century.

The best expressions of Silvaner wine come from the Franken region of Germany. The clay-limestone soils here give Silvaner more structure than in it ... more

Region Hierarchy
  • Rheinhessen wine region

    Rheinhessen is responsible for the largest production by volume of Qualitätswein in Germany. It is located on the west bank of the Rhine, in an area formerly within the state of Hesse (whence the name Rheinhessen) but is in the state of Rhineland-Palatinate. It is also known as 'the land of a thousand hills' and has been producing wine since ancient Roman times.

    This region is located to the south of the Rheingau, north of Pfalz and east of Nahe. The Rhine river runs along its north-eastern border, with the Haardt mountains to the south and the Nahe river to the west forming a natural border. The stony soils of loess and loam work in conjunction with the Rhine to provide the vines with warmth in the evenings. With just 500mm of precipitation per year, this is one of the driest wine regions in Germany.

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  • Germany wine region

    Germany has a long and illustrious history of winemaking, a fact that is often overlooked due to a period of decidedly lesser glory during the 1970s and 1980s.

    The Romans first established vineyards around Trier on the Mosel river, and by the third century AD plantings had spread to the Mosel and its tributaries. During the Middle Ages the Christian church, particularly the Cistercian and Bened ... more

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