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Weingut Dr. Heyden, Silvaner trocken, Alte Reben, 2007

Posted by Julian 18 Oct 2009

The wine rambler continues its Silvaner coverage, today with a specimen from Slovenia - that's right, the Wine Rambler has been looking east lately, more on that soon - and this one here from good old Rheinhessen:

Fairly dark straw colour, not quite golden.
Nose of dried apple slices, but also ripe grapes, a little floral too, making me think, unexpectedly, of Gewürztraminer.
In the mouth it's candied apple again, mature fruit, quite some weight and length, noticeable sweetness, although 5 grams per litre of residual sugar make it legally dry. Very mild acidity.
A little too sedate and quaint, maybe, to enjoy on its own, it was perfect with pumpkin soup, and unexpectedly good with mango for dessert. Certainly an unusual style of Silvaner, and a bargain by any standard.