Another factor contributing to our enthusiasm for the variety is that it can give great pleasure in all weight classes and quality levels. This is even more true since the wines have become finer and more polished across the board. The somewhat rustic, sometimes even ponderous character that was often associated with Silvaner in the past has been thoroughly driven out of it, at least by the committed wineries. If we have anything at all to criticise, it is the slight tendency of some producers towards a certain residual sweetness in nominally dry wines - and that in Franconia of all places! But well, some consumers like it a little more pleasing. But our secret or now slowly not so secret favourite variety does not need this frippery.