This Kabinett Trocken release makes a great introduction to both the variety and area and represents excellent value for money against some of the areas other wines. Aromatic and lifted on the nose, this expressive wine offers pronounced notes of mineral, apple, pear and spice on the nose whilst the palate is dry and structured with crisp acidity and a layered, delicate complexity. A great choice of white for those wanting to try something a little different, this delicious release pairs excellently with shellfish, seafood and light starter dishes. £2.47 per 100.00ml
In the north-west of Germany’s historic Bavaria region is the wine-growing area of Franken. Although Bavaria may be more famous for its beer, Franken boasts a proud viticultural tradition and although capable of producing some outstanding expressions of Riesling, it is the variety Silvaner that really shines here and is responsible for world-class wines of great personality. Hans Wirsching is one of Franken’s oldest and most established estates, producing stylish modern expressions that are listed in some of the world’s very best restaurants.