The grapes are sourced from the Escherndorfer Lump vineyard site. This is an 'Erste Lage' or 'first class' vineyard site with a steep, south-facing slope - which protects the vines from cold northern and easterly winds. This location, together with the limestone soil, creates wines with a distinctive fruit character and great longevity. The 100% Silvaner grapes are hand-harvested, typically in mid-September. They are pressed gently and undergo a slow, temperature-controlled fermentation (10% on skins for 14 days) in stainless steel, with ageing on fine lees for around 4-5 months.
Inviting white spice and floral aromas, whilst the palate is nervy, vibrant with peach fruit and lovely texture. A bright acid backbone adds structure and elegance.
A good match for shellfish, scallops and summer salads.
Sommelier Wine Awards 2019