Latest articles
German 2012 white Pinots and Silvaners - take note!
10 Mar 2014 by Michael Schmidt
There may always be doubters who will argue that the white Pinot grapes and Silvaner are not in the league of Riesling and should therefore not be awarded Grosse Gewächse status in the VDP classification. This prejudice seems to be more widespread abroad than in the homeland. To my mind there are two reasons for this misconception: (a) lack of availability of, and therefore familiarity with, these wines in foreign markets, and (b) that they may, in style if not exactly in taste, be compared to Chardonnay, whereas German Riesling is unique. But just as Spätburgunder has slowly but surely managed to convince the übercritics in the...

Sorry, this page is available only to current Purple Pages members. If you're not a member, why not join today and meet a lively community of fellow wine enthusiasts?

If you are already a Purple Pager, please log in.

Sign up for Purple Pages
  • 10648 articles (two new most days) and 99325 tasting notes
  • Exclusive online access to The Oxford Companion to Wine
  • Exclusive online access to all the World Atlas of Wine maps
  • Lively and intelligent Members' forum
  • Completely independent news, comment and inside tips
Join now
£6.99 a month or £69 a year
(Available in GBP, USD, EUR or AUD)
Contact us | Team Jancis | Site FAQs | Join now | Terms and Conditions | Privacy policy | Site map | RSS
© Copyright 2000-2014 Jancis Robinson