The Daily Drinker - wines for the inquisitive palate
Your Shopping Basket

Your shopping basket is empty

Newsletter Sign-up
* indicates required
 
Wine Selector
share us on Facebook mention us on Twitter add us to your board

Grape Varieties - Silvaner/Sylvaner

Silvaner/Sylvaner

Examination of Silvaner's DNA and geographical history, it is thought that this variety is an ancient, natural cross between that Jura mainstay Savagnin (also known as Traminer) and an obscure local grape autochthonous to vineyards near Vienna. Thus it is assumed that its origins are Austrian.  

Silvaner has roots that are common to so many varieties grown today, in that both Pinot and Gouais Blanc appear in its family tree. 

Signature Style

Signature Style

At its finest, Silvaner (Sylvaner in France) produces dry wines that can be earthy/herbal in character and have real concentration, if not the greatest freshness. 

Famous Examples

Famous Examples

None

Principle Regions

Principle Regions

Rheinhessen and Franken in Germany; Alsace; northern Italy; Austrian

Synonyms

Synonyms

Gros Rhin; Gruner Zierfandl; Johannisberg; Salfin; Silvanac Zeleni. 

The Daily Drinker
Bowes Wine Limited
P.O. Box 2272, Melksham, Wiltshire, SN12 6ZG

t: +44 (0)1380 827291
w: www.thedailydrinker.co.uk
e: victoria@thedailydrinker.co.uk