2016 Wirsching Iphöfer Silvaner Trocken Franken (Bocksbeutel cannot ship)

SKU #1347794 92 points Wine Enthusiast

 Fleshy undertones of ripe honeydew and greengage plum are juxtaposed by smoke and crushed mineral in this elegant yet savory white. Dry in style with a full but crisply balanced profile, it finishes lean on zesty hints of lime and gooseberry. Approachable already, it should meld nicely through 2025 and hold further. (AI)  (6/2018)

K&L Notes

The Wirsching family has been producing wine in this region since 1630. Home to Wirsching is the village of Iphofen, one of the most famous in Franconia and one which produces wines of unsurpassed regional quality from the steeply sloping vineyards. Today, Dr. Heinrich Wirsching serves as owner/proprietor of the estate and carries his family winemaking tradition of nearly 400 years. While the noble yet under-appreciated Silvaner is the estate's traditional focus, Wirsching also produces fine examples of Riesling and Scheurebe. The wines have a fine mineral character, along with layers of fruit, spice, and uncommon depth.

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