The new vintage is here
The regional wine will again be given its regional, national and international stage this year.
The new collection of RS Rheinhessen Silvaners is on the market. The seven participating farms have filled around 28,000 bottles of the territory wine. They are typical Silvaner, which stand as an excellent business card for Rheinhessen, with fine fruit flavors, accompanied by herbal and floral notes, juicy, fresh and with a great mouthfeel.
The wine year 2018 was a record year in the books. Record high summer with little or no rain, hot temperatures and one sunny day after another. Fortunately there was a lot of rainfall in the winter before, so that the soil had good water reserves and most of the vines survived the drought stress test well.
The warm temperatures led to a rapid vegetation process: in August, the Rheinhessen winegrowers and winegrowers began the grape harvest. Healthy grapes, a rich harvest and great qualities were the happy ending of this special vintage. No wonder, then, that the 2018er wines already present themselves open and full-bodied and promise great enjoyment experiences.
The RS Rheinhessen Silvaner - a wine of origin with protected designation of origin - shows with this vintage, which potential for modern, dry varietal wines is in the Silvaner. It is a wine with profile, a contemporary classic with recognizable style, but also with the individual signature of the winemakers.
Silvaner is in its many facets and expansion possibilities an excellent food companion. It is known to be the ideal wine for asparagus and spring cuisine in general. However, anyone who reduces Silvaner to this role misunderstands the versatility and versatility of the Silvaner in the interplay of food and wine.
Silvaner stands for Rheinhessen. About 10 million vines of this classic variety grow in the Rheinhessen vineyards. This makes the Silvaner almost 8% of the total vineyard and is ranked 3rd in the ranking of the most important white wine varieties in Rheinhessen.