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Horst Sauer Escherndorfer Lump Silvaner S. trocken 2017

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Horst Sauer

"If it doesn't challenge you it doesn't change you" ... from Franconia's greatest and most terroir friendly variety. Silvaner finds superlative expression when grown in its Bavarian stronghold north-east of Wurzburg. The 'S' here signifies a dry 'spatlese' quality wine and captures the immense mineral expression from this steepest of vineyards sites ... prepare to be changed forever.

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

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.

Tasting notes

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.

Food match

A good match for shellfish, scallops and summer salads.

Awards

2017 Vintage

Sommelier Wine Awards 2019

Silver

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