Sulzfelder Blauer Silvaner 2022
QbA Franken, Zehnthof Weingut Luckert, 750 ml
An exciting grape variety rarity from Franconia! The Blauer Silvaner, which comes from the shell limestone vineyards in Sulzfeld, is an impressive wine. It smells of ripe apple and a little quince, of herbal and rock spice and a hint of light tobacco. The mouth is lined with a silky texture. The fruit of vineyard peaches, kumquats and a little mango harmonises perfectly with the somewhat herbal and mineral spiciness. A decidedly successful representative of this grape variety with a lot of charm and a great precision that distinguishes this vintage of the Luckerts, which is successful in all respects.
|Germany / Franconia
|Certified organic or biodynamic wine
|1 to 5 years after harvest
|10 to 12 °C
|Apéro riche, Vegetable flan, quiche, Salad with vegetables, pulses, pasta, Asparagus specialities
Zehnthof Luckert Winery
The winery is located in the Zehnthof prince-bishop's residence built in Sulzfeld am Main, Lower Franconia in 1558, and is known for wines with a distinctive and mineral character. The vineyards covering 17 hectares belonging to the winery are cultivated by Ulrich Luckert, his brother Wolfgang and the latter's son Philipp.
Since 1955 the winery has belonged to the VDP. The Verband Deutscher Prädikatsweingüter (Association of German Quality Wineries) is a federation of around 200 wineries in Germany that promotes binding quality standards and - since 1990 - the ecological management of its members' vineyards. In terms of VDP classification the Zehnthof-Luckert range includes 'Gutsweine' (estate-bottled) wines, 'Erste Lage' (premier cru) wines from the Berg and Sonnenberg vineyards, as well as 'Grosse Lage' (grand cru) wines from the Maustal vineyard. The wines enjoy EU organic certification.
Germany – Into the elite the hard way
Sitting in the heart of Europe, the hilly, lake-dotted landscape of Germany provides ideal, fertile soil for the most diverse vine varieties. From Albalonga to Zweigelt, over 140 different grape varieties are grown on about 100,000 acres, cared for by nearly 50,000 vintners. Most of these vintners are young, modern, internationally trained, inquisitive and urbane. It is hardly surprising, then, that German wine has a good reputation well beyond the country's borders.