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Horst Sauer Escherndorf am Lumpen 1655 Silvaner GG 2017

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Horst Sauer

Silvaner is a variety that has a lot to say, but you have to listen carefully. This wine from Horst Sauer's 'Grosses Gewachs' or grand cru sites is powerful, yet understated ... the ultimate expression of the minerality from this horrifyingly vertiginous single vineyard 'am Lumpen' vineyard.

Meet the producer

Weingut Horst Sauer is named after its owner. Both Horst and his daughter Sandra (who joined the winery in 2004) are winemakers...

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Production

Grapes for the 'Am Lumpen' wines are carefully selected from the steepest parts of the Escherndorfer Lump vineyard - a directly south-facing precipitous slope with limestone soil and vines that are over 30 years old. This 'Am Lumpen' site was first referenced in 1655, and is Horst Sauer's most premium 'Grosse Lage' site - the classification for the very best German vineyards. The terroir produces long lived wines with an unmistakeable concentration of fruit. The 100% Silvaner grapes are selected in the vineyard, hand-harvested around the start of October, and undergo a gentle pressing before spontaneous fermentation takes place. The wine remains on its fine lees until the summer of the following year.

Tasting notes

An impressive and powerful Silvaner; citrus, floral aromas but opens up on the palate with an almost almond bitterness, salty savoury minerality, yet retains a cool core of acid bringing all the elements together.

Food match

Try with goats' cheese, or seafood chowder.

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