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Sylvaner

Sylvaner is one of the most widely planted white grapes in Austria

Colour, Aromas and Taste Profile

Sylvaner is a white grape variety which typically produces pale straw-yellow wines with aromas of apples, pears and sometimes almonds, and with a dry, slightly acidic taste.

Fresh Sylvaner grapes on the vine

Regional Features & Food Pairings

Sylvaner is grown primarily in Germany and Austria, where it is known by different names, such as Grüner Silvaner or Silvaner. It is also found in Alsace, Switzerland and Northern Italy. Sylvaner is a hardy variety which is usually grown in cool climates with moderate rainfall. In Austria and Germany, Sylvaner wines are typically light-bodied and fruity, with floral and herbal aromas and a light spiciness. In Alsace, the variety produces more full-bodied wines with a greater depth of flavour and more pronounced aromas and flavours. Sylvaner wines are best served with light dishes such as salads, seafood and poultry. The wines also pair well with cheese and smoked meats.

Foods to pair with Sylvaner:

Asian food
Pasta
Fish
Light meat
Salad
Fun Fact about Sylvaner
The name 'Sylvaner' is originated from the Latin word 'silva', which means wood. It could suggest that it was originally selected from a wild vine on the banks of the Danube river.

Top Wines with Sylvaner

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Kellerei Eisacktal - Cantina Valle Isarco Sylvaner

Kellerei Eisacktal - Cantina Valle Isarco

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Kellerei Eisacktal - Cantina Valle Isarco Sylvaner is a delightful white wine that showcases the expertise of the producer in the Eisacktal region. This wine comes from a carefully selected vineyard in the appellation of Valle Isarco, known for its cool climate and steep slopes. The unique terroir of the vineyard, with its mineral-rich soils and optimal sun exposure, contributes to the exceptional quality of the grapes. The winemaking process focuses on preserving the natural characteristics of the Sylvaner grape, resulting in a wine that is crisp, refreshing, and full of vibrant flavors. With its elegant style and expressive aromatics, this Sylvaner is a true gem for wine enthusiasts seeking a unique and memorable experience.
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Marcel Deiss Alsace Blanc

Marcel Deiss

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Marcel Deiss Alsace Blanc is a highly regarded white wine from the Alsace region in France. Crafted by a renowned producer, this wine showcases the unique characteristics of the vineyards it comes from. The vineyards are known for their diverse soil types, which contribute to the complexity and depth of the wine. The winemaking process involves a careful blend of different grape varieties, resulting in a harmonious and well-balanced wine. Marcel Deiss Alsace Blanc is known for its vibrant acidity, expressive aromatics, and a rich, textured mouthfeel. It is a versatile wine that pairs well with a variety of dishes, making it a popular choice among wine enthusiasts.
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cheese plates
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Domaine Ostertag Les Vieilles Vignes de Sylvaner

Domaine Ostertag

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Domaine Ostertag Les Vieilles Vignes de Sylvaner is a premium white wine produced by the renowned winemaker André Ostertag in the Alsace region of France. The wine is made from old vines of the Sylvaner grape variety, which are grown in the vineyards of Epfig and Albé. The vineyards are situated on steep slopes with a mix of clay and limestone soils, which impart unique mineral flavors to the wine. The winemaking process involves natural fermentation and aging in oak barrels, resulting in a complex and elegant wine with notes of citrus, white flowers, and a hint of spice. The wine is dry, with a crisp acidity and a long finish, making it a perfect match for seafood, salads, and light dishes.
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Abbazia di Novacella (Stiftskellerei Neustift) Sylvaner

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Abbazia di Novacella (Stiftskellerei Neustift) Sylvaner is a white wine produced by the historic Abbazia di Novacella winery located in the Alto Adige region of Italy. The wine is made from the Sylvaner grape variety, which is grown in the winery's vineyards located at an altitude of 600-900 meters above sea level. The vineyards are characterized by a unique microclimate that is influenced by the nearby mountains and the cool winds that blow through the valley. The winemaking process involves gentle pressing of the grapes and fermentation in stainless steel tanks to preserve the wine's fresh and fruity character. The resulting wine is crisp, refreshing, and aromatic, with notes of green apple, pear, and citrus. It is a perfect match for seafood, salads, and light pasta dishes.
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Dopff & Irion Crustaces

Dopff & Irion

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Dopff & Irion Crustaces is a delightful white wine produced in the Alsace region of France. This wine is made from a blend of carefully selected grapes grown in the vineyards of Alsace, known for their unique terroir. The winemaking process involves gentle pressing of the grapes to extract the purest juice, followed by fermentation at controlled temperatures to preserve the wine's freshness and aromatic qualities. Crustaces is characterized by its vibrant acidity, crispness, and a beautiful bouquet of citrus fruits and floral notes. It pairs wonderfully with seafood dishes, making it a perfect choice for seafood lovers.
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salads
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