Weingut Helmut Christ Silvaner Kabinett
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Region: Franken, Germany
Grape varieties: 100% Silvaner
Weingut Helmut Christ Silvaner Kabinett is a bright and crushable German white with killer minerality. Tantalizing notes of limestone, citrus, and hints of stone fruit.
Song: Shivers by Julia Jacklin
Citrus, Green Apple, White Peach
Chilled Whites and Rosés (48°–52°)
Low Sulfur (less than 50mg/L)
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About Weingut Helmut Christ Silvaner Kabinett
Weingut Helmut Christ Silvaner Kabinett is a bright and crushable German white with killer minerality. This crisp and dry white wine offers tantalizing notes of limestone, citrus, and hints of stone fruit.
Silvaner is an underrated, neutral-scented, white-wine grape used widely in western Germany, and just across the Rhine in Alsace where it is spelled Sylvaner. Tiny quantities can also be found in Alto Adige, northern Italy, where it is a specialty of the Isarco Valley. Silvaner is a crossing of Traminer with a little-known variety called Osterreichisch Weiss. The crossing is thought to have occurred somewhere in eastern Austria, although today very little Silvaner is found anywhere in Austria. The variety made its way to Germany in the 17th Century, and from there to Alsace, where it became particularly popular after World War II.
About Weingut Helmut Christ
Weingut Helmut Christ is a Biodynamic winery in the Franken region of Germany. Helmut Christ and his wife Agelika have handed over to one of their nine children, Michael. Helmut said he went organic because he could see conventional farming methods led to extreme erosion in the vineyard, showing how nature “was no longer able to withstand simple environmental influences, and to insecticide residues ending up in his body. “Neither man nor Nature benefitted from this type of farming. In search of alternatives, I came across biodynamic farming. The sustainability of land management via natural fertility [compost], the health of the crops, the vitality of the animals, the taste of the products themselves, and the conviction of the farmers convinced me to implement Biodynamics not only in the vineyard but in the winery too. In my opinion, Biodynamics contributes to high-quality wine which can age.”