Hans Wirsching's 2017 Iphöfer Julius Echter Berg Silvaner Grand Cru dry wine comes from the Franken region of Germany, and as such is available in the traditional Bocksbeutel bottles associated with this region.
It's the first-class Franconia site, Julius-Echter-Berg, where fantastic wines such as the Silvaner Grand Cru come from.
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 Silvaner, making this wine a true indulgence. In comparison to its preceding vintage of 2015 it features a cool elegance and finesse.
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 concentrate on the few grapes left.
Indeed, as a young wine, this Grand Cru is already on 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 it in 20 years time with the greatest pleasure of experiencing its aromas which will then have developed to perfection.
Aroma: Characterizes by the 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.
Drinking temperature: 10 °C
Alcohol: 13,0% vol.
Res. sugar: 2,8 g/l
Acidity: 6,6 g/l