Wirsching Silvaner 2022 1L1L
Weingut Hans Wirsching, situated in the picturesque medieval town of Iphofen in Franconia, is one of the top producers of Silvaner in Germany. Now in its 14th generation, the Wirsching family, led by Andrea Wirsching, shows no sign of slowing down. Like all Silvaners from Wirsching estate, the terroir shines through, which largely consists of “Keuper” or Jurassic Clay, a sediment stone from 220 million years ago, when dinosaurs walked through what was then swamps. Layers of Gypsum within that stone add an alkaloid which give the wines low to moderate acidity. A hearty wine with delicious notes of citrus zest, thyme, green apple, and mouth watering minerality, this wine pairs fantastically with scalloped potatoes, fish, and veal.
Weingut Hans Wirsching, situated in the medieval town of Iphofen in Franconia, 90 minutes east of Frankfurt, is one of the top producers of Silvaner and Scheurebe in Germany. Twenty percent of the family’s vineyards are planted with Riesling, the classical German grape, and 7% with Scheurebe, a fruity, aromatic grape variety that first gained prominence in the 1950s. All vineyards are farmed using sustainable methods. The Wirsching estate dates to 1630, when Hans Wirsching donated a vineyard to the Abbey at Ebrach. Over the next several centuries, the Wirschings continued their love for, and involvement in, the business of agriculture and wine growing. In the late 19th century, the family almost gave up winemaking as the phylloxera louse devastated the European wine industry. It was a young Hans Wirsching who, in 1918 at age 23 and returning from World War I, made the decision to put all his energy into restoring the vineyards. The rest is delectable history.
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