Great Silvaner – no oxymoron

Do take a look at Silvaner's 350th – videos to understand the context of this tasting of 27 of the finest Silvaners that Prof Dr Gian Luca Mazzella identified over several months' sleuthing in some of Germany's finest cellars – all to celebrate the 350th anniversary of the first record of Silvaner in Germany.

Mazzella is a big fan of sweet German wines and so an unusually significant (for modern Germany) proportion of his choices below are traditional Auslese and above – which gave us the chance to enjoy several great late harvest wines. He urged the producers gathered for...

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