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The top of the 2019 vintage is currently far less dominated by the Grossen Gewächs from Franconia than we were used to with the Silvaners in previous years. This is partly due to the fact that many producers do not bring their top wines to market until a year later. But it is also noticeable that the GGs are currently not always stronger than the wines of the same producers that are one step "smaller" in each case. The good news is that this is not so much due to the weakness of the top wines, but often to the striking quality of many of the Erste Lagen. Hardly anywhere else in Germany can you get more wine for your money at the moment.

In addition, other wine-growing regions (not only in Germany) have excellent Silvaner wines to offer in 2019 and are even more likely to compete with Franconia than before. Among the local regions, this is especially true for Rheinhessen, but there are also excellent representatives from Baden and occasionally Württemberg.