Wirsching 2019 Iphöfer Julius-Echter-Berg Silvaner Grand Cru dry
"This already has quite an exciting perfume. Physalis, green figs, some dancing florals, mandarin and lime, cashew cream. A wild prickle of Szechuan and then cardamom, then jalapeno, and then long and fragrant through the finish. Densely, intensely complex. A tessellation of flavour and texture, acidity and weight, and yet, as a whole, a formidably complete structure and much more coiled then any of his other whites. Even so, there is a monastically quite stillness at the heart of this wine, as it waits for its time." / Tamlyn Currin @ Jancis Robinson / 17.5 + points
It's the first-class Franconian site, "Julius-Echter-Berg", where fantastic wines such as their Silvaner Grand Cru comes from. It ranks among their best - you will taste it.
This Silvaner has an intense bouquet and a full body. At the moment it is still a bit closed in taste, but already presents an astonishing range of flavours. Fine hints of yellow fruits, spicy aroma and a clear and distinctive mineral tone, very typical for their Silvaners, making this wine a true indulgence.
To create such a premium wine a great deal of work was necessary in both the wine cellar and the vineyard. In the early stage of ripeness, for example, we divided each grape to ensure perfect conditions for the future vegetation process and to reduce the number of grapes on the vine. Enabling the growth and efficiency of the vine to concentrate on the few grapes left.
Indeed, as young wine, this Grand Cru is already one of pure indulgence! However, its best times are yet to come. In about 10 years it will have reached its peak. The mature wine devotee will open in the 20 years' time with the greatest pleasure of experiencing its aromas which will then have developed to perfection.
Aroma: Characterised by mineral notes coming from the soil, wild herb notes, nectarine, apricot.
Taste: Intense, powerful and long-lasting, full flavoured herbal character, evolves slowly on the palate, balsamic richness, a bit creamy.
Food recommendation: It goes well with fish, vegetables or light meat. Also perfect match to creamy sauces.
Drinking temperature: 10 Celsius
Alcohol: 13,5% vol.
Res. sugar: 2,6 g/l
Acidity: 6,5 g/l
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