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Weißwein 2018 Retzstadt Silvaner VDP.Erste Lage trocken "Der Schäfer", Franconia/Franken, Germany

Type: Weißwein (White wine)
Quantity: 0.75 L
Alcohol content: 13%
Sweetness: trocken (dry)
Predicate: VDP.Erste Lage
Price: 24.00 €
Bottle closure: Screw cap
Maturing: Barrique and egg-shaped concrete tank
Registration number: #215201419

Wine Review Report:

wein.plus rating: excellent (90 WP) What our ratings mean
Last reviewed: 16 October, 2019
Best to drink: Mid-2020-2024+ What our ratings mean
Editor note: Light spicy oak on the nose, vegetal notes, tart yellow fruit aromas, some bay leaf, partly dried flowers, earthy and mineral notes, hint of rubber. Ripe, juicy, slightly creamy fruit on the palate, vegetal notes, light herbs and spices, firm structure, fairly lively acidity, noticeable tannic grip, fairly prominent mineral notes, good substance nad persistence, still slightly angular, full-bodied, slightly noticeable warm alcohol, sweetish and creamy, good to very good, spicy, grippy finish.

The German wine-growing region of Franconia used to be divided into the three areas of Maindreieck, Mainviereck and Steigerwald with 23 Großlagen and 216 Einzellagen. In November 2011, the members of the Franconian Winegrowers' Association decided on a new arrangement. The three old areas will be replaced by 12 much smaller ones. These will also replace the 23 large vineyards in the medium to long term. The old areas once played a role in the predominant marketing of Franconian table wine, but they had lost that role for some time. Before this conversion, the following description applied to the Maindreieck area:

Main - Flussverlauf mit Maindreieck und Mainviereck

By far the largest...

The growing region lies on the northern edge of the state of Bavaria in Germany and is crossed by the Main river in a large W-shape. A special feature is that the Bavarian vineyards on Lake Constance around Lindau belong to the Württemberg growing region. The vineyards cover 6,130 hectares, most of which stretch between Aschaffenburg and Schweinfurt. All are planted on south-facing valley slopes on the banks of the Main River or in side valleys of its tributaries. It is an ancient wine-growing region, as evidenced by a deed of gift from 777 to the Fulda monastery, to which the royal estate of Hammelburg with eight vineyards (Schloss...

Germany, or rather the area that is now part of it, has a wine culture that is over two thousand years old. But even before that, imported wine was drunk, as evidenced by a Greek clay wine bottle from around 400 BC found in a Celtic grave. The oldest vineyards were on the banks of the Rhine, Neckar and Moselle. These rivers with their long valleys, as well as their tributaries, are still the classic wine-growing areas today. Viticulture was founded by the colonisation of Gaul by the Greeks and then brought to perfection by Roman culture. The conquest of Gaul by Julius Caesar (100-44 BC) brought Roman viticulture from the Rhône valley to the...

The white grape variety originates from Austria. Over a hundred synonyms attest to its great age. Some grouped alphabetically by country are Augustiner Weiß, Bötzinger, Fliegentraube, Franken, Frankenriesling, Frankentraube, Grünedel, Grüner Silvaner, Österreicher, Österreichisch, Roter Silvaner, Schönfeilner,(Germany); Feuille Ronde, Gamay Blanc, Gros Riesling, Picardon Blanc, Silvain Vert (France); Sylvaner Verde (Italy); Sonoma Riesling (California); Silvanac Zeleni, Silvanai Zeleni (Croatia); Salfin; Salfin Belyi, Salfine Bely (Moldova); Grüner, Grüner Zierfandler, Pepitraube,...

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