Synonyms: Sylvaner, Gruner Silvaner
Main Regions: Germany (Franken), France (Alsace).
Description: Silvaner produces mostly dry wines with pronounced earthiness, minerality and subtle smoke aromas.
Characteristics: Body: (Light-Med-Full); Flavors & Smells Of: (Citrus, melon, peach, earth, smoke).
Wine Styles: Dry, Sweet.
Origin: Indigenous to Austria. Natural cross of Ostterreichisch and Traminer.
Silvaner from Franken, Germany, is bottled in the traditional flask-shaped Bocksbeutel.
As of 2006, Silvaner is permitted from the Grand Cru vineyard of Zotzenberg in Alsace, France.
– Description from Craig Donofrio
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