Wittmann Silvaner Natural 2019

Type: White
Country: Germany
Region: Rheinhessen
Grape Variety: 100% Silvaner
Viticulture: Biodynamic | Certified Organic

Climate: Mild temperatures, surrounded by protective hills and forests, long sun hours and little rainfall
Terroir: Vines grow on loess, clay and limestone soil
Winemaking: Grapes were individually destemmed by hand and then fermented on the mash for 10 days. The free juice, i.e. the flow must without any pressing, was removed after fermentation and stored in a half-length barrel for 8 months. The bottling was unfiltered and unfined, without any further interventions or additives. Sulphites were not added during the entire expansion period

Color: Medium yellow and slightly cloudy
Nose: Aromas of warm yeast cake with ripe apple, raisins and cinnamon
Palate: A wine of elegance and well-integrated, fine tannin structure with beautiful acidity over hints of quince, some smoke fine wild herbs

About the Winery:
The Wittmann family has been growing grapes and producing wine in the small Rheinhessen village of Westhofen since 1663. Today, the estate cultivates 62 acres of vines in the rolling limestone hills found in the southern part of the region, just west of the Rhine River valley. They have been pioneers in developing the full-bodied, well-balanced style of dry wines for which the region has become known. And they were early adopters of organic (1990) and biodynamic (2004) viticulture.

Riesling is the dominant grape variety, accounting for 65% of the estate’s vineyard area. They also produce the three Pinot varieties (Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir), as well as Silvaner. In addition, small quantities of Scheurebe, Chardonnay and some minor varieties are grown.