German wine is primarily produced in the west of Germany, along the river Rhine and its tributaries, with the oldest plantations going back to the Roman era. Approximately 60 percent of the German wine production is situated in the federal state of Rhineland-Palatinate, where 6 of the 13 regions (Anbaugebiete) are situated. Germany as the eighth largest wine-producing country in the world. White wine accounts for almost two thirds of the total production. Among enthusiasts, Germany's reputation is primarily based on wines made from the Riesling grape variety, which at its best is used for aromatic, fruity and elegant white wines that range from very crisp and dry to well-balanced, sweet and of enormous aromatic concentration.
- Item #: i_376691Bottle Size: 750mlImporter: Jenny & Francois
No temperature control.
Total Sulphites: 7 mg/L (LOW!)
This wine is fermented spontaneously.
A blend of Muller-Thurgau and Silvaner, aged on the lees in stainless steel tank, unfined and unfiltered with no sulfur added. At first, the lactic note cuts through and gives the wine a citrus-laced sour, salty beer (Gose) vibe when first poured. Then, the palate fleshes out into juicy tart underripe peach, starfruit and pineapple, and evolves onwards to notes of olive brine and key lime curd.
- Item #: i_324091Bottle Size: 750mlNatural wine. First harvest Muller-Thurgau grown on limestone soil. Whole cluster fermentation, elevage in stainless steel. No sulfur added … “liquid vitamins, squeaky clean.”
- Item #: i_376449Bottle Size: 750mlThis very special Silvaner from the famous Escherndorfer Lump is one of the best wines in Franconia. The young winemaker Daniel Sauer represents the new generation of winemakers who, with modern know-how, are reviving the old traditions of natural winemaking and producing great wines of unprecedented elegance and finesse! Ab ovo (latin) Means "from the egg", originally, from the beginning. Ab ovo stands for a high-quality Silvaner which was developed in a concrete egg and therefore has gone through a special maturing process and is characterized by a high minerality. A special wine with a great future. Limited edition. Stephan Reinhardt writes in WeinWisser 03/2011: "Hardly anywhere else but the Silvaner has found a better location than in Escherndorfer Lump, this hollow mirrored steep slope on the Main. Here it is rooted in the strong shell limestone soil and delivers year after year grandiose wines, not only with Horst but also in the related or not related Sauer with names Rainer, Helga and Daniel, whose Silvaner are fascinatingly clear, subtle and elegant, simply magnificent. The wine itself is characterised by minerality, body, richness and a rounded texture. The aromas are reminiscent of wild herbs and ripe pears. The taste is balanced, multi-layered with echoes of spices. One of the most beautiful dry Frankish Silvaner of the last 350 years is the "Ab Ovo" Produced in 2009 for the first time and spontaneously fermented in the concrete egg and grown into a radiantly clear, salty, elegant and complex wine, we conclude: More eggs for the Silvaner! " BIODYNAMIC. This literally means "from the egg" and this is what really happens. Bio-dynamically cultivated grapes are vinified in an egg-shaped concrete tank. The secret of the egg is its rather special proportions. The "golden ratio" is an embodiment of aesthetics and harmony. The wine benefits from these perfect spatial proportions. During fermentation the rising CO2, the tapering towards the top of the egg and the uninterrupted surface (the inside of the egg has no weld seams, joints or angles of any sort) enable the wine to circulate and flow without interruption. The concrete also "breaths" like a barrel. And what is produced at the end are filigree, mineral Silvaners of the very best quality with a very definite personality of their own. The wine itself is characterised by minerality, body, richness and a rounded texture. The aromas are reminiscent of wild herbs and ripe pears. The taste is balanced, multi-layered with echoes of spices.