Silvaner is a variety that has a lot to say, but you have to listen carefully. This wine from Horst Sauer's ‘Grosses Gewachs’ or grand cru sites is powerful, yet understated ... the ultimate expression of the minerality from this horrifyingly vertiginous single vineyard ‘am Lumpen’ vineyard.
The wine has lots of warm black fruit and plum aromas, with cinnamon, spices, pepper and a hint of vanilla. The palate is concentrated with damsons, red fruit, spice and stony minerality with a very elegant and warm finish. The mouth is initially very silky but gives way to some mouth watering acidity and firm tannins.