Sylvaner

Johannisberg, Plant du Rhin, Grüner Silvaner

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Name: 
Sylvaner
Other appellations: 
Grüner Silvaner
Johannisberg
Plant du Rhin
Color: 
 White
Ancientness: 
Traditional (prior 1900)
Origin: 
Central Europe
Viticulture: 
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Aromatic: 
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Producers listed: 
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Originally from Austria, Sylvaner is a natural cross between Savagnin (Heida in Valais) and Österreichisch Weiß, an old Austrian variety. Its name comes from the Latin silva (meaning forest), indicating a supposedly wild origin. In Switzerland, it is grown particularly in Valais where it is known as Johannisberg in reference to a famous winegrowing domain of Rheingau (D). Its wines offer aromas of hazelnut and mild acidity.

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