Unique Champagne-style sparkling wine made 100% from Silvaner grapes,a very crisp and refreshing ideal companion for oysters, crustacean and other light starters.
The Silvaner Grape
The Silvaner grape is closely connected to Castell, because its history in Germany started in Castell in 1659. In that year the first Silvaner was planted on a Castell vineyard. A contract dating from this year is still on display in the princely archives.
2011 was a very unusual year in Franken, when the year started with a very warm, dry spring. Unfortunately, a deep frost on May 4th destroyed the harvest in many parts of the vineyards. At the end of July, a hail storm further reduced the grape material. Eventually, the quantity was good, and the quality was excellent due to the early natural reductions. Thanks to a warm and very ripening period we harvested wonderful ripe grapes. Today, this vintage is showing a beautiful balance of fruitiness and acidity. This vintage was especially suited to produce lean, crisp basic wines for this Champagne-style Sekt!
After three years bottle fermentation with the wine left on the yeast, this wine has developed an incredibly full and creamy Silvaner Brut.
Optics: Clear and shiny golden yellow, consistent fine perlage
Bouquet: Delicate notes of brioche, nose of stone fruits and quince
Palate: Fine creaminess, elegant Mousseaux, long finish
Enjoyment Recommendation: For festive and special occasions as an aperitif, with shellfish or like good Champagne as with a full menu.
Residual sugar: g/L
Acidity: g/L (sugar/acidity ratio: 0. = dry)