A unique Franconian grape, made into a semi-sweet fresh and fruity white wine - quality-driven, great value everyday white. Especially ladies love this particular grape!
The Bacchus Grape
Bacchus is named after the Roman god of wine, and was grape planted for the first time in 1959 in Franconia, but beyond Franconia never acquired much importance. The wines made from Bacchus grape are fresh and fruity.
For the latest vintage, winter and spring were exceptionally warm such that budding started as early as April. A dry June and rainy July resolved in an overall warm late summer. A dry and relatively cool weather during the harvest period helped the grapes to gather a few extra hours of sunhine, and it made the harvest of perfectly halthy and ripened grape material possible. The 2014 vintage wines were bottled in spring 2015, and are really fresh and crisp right now.
From the latest vintage 2014, WPS offers the following wines: SCHLOSS CASTELL Weissburgunder Dry (Pinot Blanc, dry white, WPS080) and CASTELL 49o43' Riesling Dry (dry white), and the 1 Lier Silvaner CASTELL-CASTELL
Wine Making Notes
Harvest by hand and machine, fermented in steel tanks under controlled temperature
Bouquet: Exotic nose of fruits and lemon, fresh and fruity
Palate: Juicy, spritzy, fresh fruits, slight sweetness
Food pairing: For light Asian dishes, seafood, and great on its own
Residual sugar: 11.6 g/L
Acidity: 6.3 g/L (sugar/acidity Ratio: 1.8 = semi-dry)