Sauer grapes

Oh I am sorry for that terrible pun. The wine is not as worrying as the winemaker’s name suggests. This comes from the Franken region so is bottled in a novelty bottle.

Silvaner Spatlese Trocken Escherndorfer Lump 2005, Horst Sauer

A weighty, ripe nose of white fruit and creamy minerality. This smells vaguely of Chardonnay, which is a bit odd. It does have a reasonable amount of fruit, though, which is good for Silvaner. The palate has plenty of acidity, but also weight and ripeness. There is both minerality and length there, but I would not call this a terribly complex wine. It is reasonably dense and fruity, but that is about it. It is very good for a trocken wine, and very good for Silvaner, but just a bit lacking in excitement and style. I suppose it is a good novelty. Don’t even begin to think about ageing this, it’ll fall apart within a few years.

  • Ed Tully

    Perhaps life is too short to drink trocken? It’s also probably too short to drink Silvaner. But Silvaner Trocken? Nice things are much more nice.