bouteille sylvaner
bouteille sylvaner
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grappe de raisin
grappe de raisin
Sylvaner

History

Traditionally cultivated in Alsace, Sylvaner may originally originate from Austria and was scattered throughout Central Europe, and as far as Russia, Australia and California. Transylvania is sometimes considered to be the homeland of this varietal, as referred to in the grape’s name.

Tasting

Appearance
the colour is clear, revealing green tinges, thus emphasizing its characteristic freshness.
Nose
the nose is fresh and light. It offers a bouquet that is discreetly fruity and floral: citrus fruits, white flowers, freshly cut grass …
Palate
the mouth is open and pleasant, structured around a thirst-quenching freshness.

Food and wine pairing

Sylvaner offers a light and delicate touch as an accompaniment to all shellfish (oysters, scallops, clams, etc.), as well as fish, charcuterie, or simply enjoyed on its own. Appreciated like this, it is ideal as an easy-drinking summer wine.

Ampelography

Leaf
Orbicular, smooth or lightly bubbled. Large, serrated edges.
Bunch
Medium, cylindrical or cylindrical-conical, compact.
Berry
Spherical, medium, green with brown specks, turning golden yellow with good light exposure. Relatively thick skin, neutral flavour, slightly acidic.

In the vineyards

Sylvaner flourishes in light, sandy and stony soil. In certain terroirs, it produces wines of great finesse. Sylvaner is a varietal that provides a regular yield, even though it is succeptible to spring and winter frosts.