The 2016 Hohnart Silvaner won a GOLD MEDAL in the Singapore Newspaper wine competition 2018!
An elegant, fruity and profound unoaked version of ultra-high quality Silvaner. Very dry with 2.3 g/L residual sugar. The single vineyard HOHNART has a unique crispness and minerality. Excellent for food-pairing, great sipping wine on its own!
Vineyard “ERSTE LAGE HOHNART” (First Class Location HOHNART)
The Casteller Hohnart is a steep hill facing south-west. The vineyard is solely owned by the Fürstlich Castell’sches Domänenamt. It has a size of only 5 ha. Hohnart was first mentioned as a single vineyard as far back as 1258.
Under the designation “Erste Lage”, world-class level wines can be found, intense wines of an independent character, with special growth conditions, wines that have a potential to develop in the bottle over many years. The core area of our pole position Hohnart has been classified as “First Class Location” (this is similar to the French Grand Cru concept), and since decades this vineyard produces wines of exceptional quality.
The Silvaner Grape
Formerly, this grape came from Austria to Castell in 1659, it has become the most important grape of Franconia today. Grown on the vineyards around Castell, this grape produces fine, elegant Silvaner wines that reflect their Franken origin optimally. Spicy aromas, mineralic characteristics, as well as a mostly moderate acidity typical of the Silvaner. A grape that fits perfectly to a hot climate and spicy hearty Asian dishes.
Selected, hand-picked harvest, fermented in steel tanks with controlled temperature. The wine has been kept in contact with its fine yeast for four months (sur lie).
Bouquet: Intense, concentrated typical Silvaner aroma, Williams pear, physalis, lilac, tropical fruits including banana
Palate: Elegant fruit with a balanced finish, smooth and dense, powerful and mineral notes
Food Pairing: A perfect partner white meat, and poultry with vegetables as well as fish/seafood dishes.
Residual sugar: 2.3 g/L
Acidity: 6.3 g/L (sugar/acidity ratio: 0.37 = very dry)