Ludwig Knoll – a most unusual Franken estate


As Michael's many tasting notes on this year's crop of 2017 Grosse Gewächs are prepared for publication, we publish this early taster. 

Every November the members of the VDP Franken celebrate Thanksgiving with a get-together called Niederfall which could literally be translated as downfall, the name probably derived from the falling of the leaves from the vines rather than the vintners falling over drunk after successful completion of the harvest. 

I am lucky enough to be regularly invited to this event, probably on account of being a fervent protagonist of Franken’s flagship variety Silvaner. Activities include winery visits, tastings, round-table...