Friday, September 18, 2015

2014 Silvaner Grosse Gewächse from Franken (Franconia)

Based on the 2014 Silvaner Grosse Gewächse presented in Wiesbaden, I would have to say that it is a good vintage, but not nearly as outstanding as 2013 was. Of the fifteen wines presented, fourteen were good enough to be reviewed here. The only one that I found lacking was the (Sulzfeld) Maustal Silvaner Grosses Gewächs from Zehnthof Luckert. And even that could develop into something of interest with time.

It should be noted that a number of producers, such as Juliusspital, that usually show their wines at Wiesbaden chose not to this year. In the case of Juliusspital, its website says that it has chosen to offer the GGs only on September 1 of next year – consistent with my observation that it is a very slow-developing vintage. (Continue reading here.)