Grape: Silvaner
Color: White
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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