German GGs part 3 – the other grapes


For Michael's reviews of 2010 and 2009 Grosse Gewächse, see The taste of fear – GG Riesling 2010 and GG part 2 – 2009 Spätburgunder & southern 2010 Rieslings.

See also When may GGs be reviewed?

Like Cinderella´s sisters, Weissburgunder, Grauburgunder, Silvaner and Lemberger tend to get overlooked at the Grosse Gewächse ball, but this is totally unfair as they are not ugly at all. The main problem for these four classic varieties is that their presence is very much restricted to one or two regions, and also that they have hardly any international representation.

Unlike Riesling...