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Silvaner copes much better with drought than many other grape varieties. This is proven by the 2022 vintage after tasting over 300 wines: While even the best 22 Riesling wines rarely have the tension, depth and structure of great vintages, the Silvaner wines show impressive class.

© Himmelspfad Rudolf May

Time and again, we notice that Silvaner copes better with the consequences of climate change than some other grape varieties. In particular, it seems to be much less affected by drought than, for example, Riesling. This is once again evident in the 2022 vintage: while the Rieslings, especially at the top end of the quality spectrum, rarely have the tension, depth and structure that we are used to from good vintages, the Silvaner wines show impressive class.

Our selection of dry 2022 Silvaner wines presented here alone contains 54 wines with ratings of 89 points and above, more than ever before at this point in time, when some of the top vintages are not even on the market yet. It is noticeable that producers have also adapted to the changed conditions. Whereas we used to see many rather heavy wines with noticeably high alcohol levels in warm vintages, these are now far outnumbered. A single wine with 14 per cent alcohol by volume was presented to us from Germany, and even that still has some finesse. At the lower end of the alcohol scale, the best dry Silvaner wines in 2022 even start at 10%, and the vast majority of all wines tasted are far from powerful or heavy. Elegance and finesse now clearly dominate, even under conditions that would hardly have been considered possible a decade ago. At the same time, the variety of styles is probably greater than ever before.

It is therefore fair to say that drinking Silvaner has hardly ever been so much fun. If you haven't tried it yet: Now is not the worst time to start!

We have tasted well over 300 Silvaner wines this year, the best of which we present here. In addition to the top German wines, the list also includes some representatives from South Tyrol. We have set up a separate section for the particularly inexpensive wines up to 12 euros, in which you will find some Silvaners whose price performance can hardly be beaten. You will find links to all the wines tasted at the end of each list.

Silvaner Vintage 2022

Weingut May Franconia/Franken 2022 Thüngersheim Rothlauf Silvaner Grosses Gewächs 94 WP excellent 52.00 €
Weingut Zehnthof - Luckert Franconia/Franken 2022 Silvaner trocken "Creutz" 94 WP excellent 150.00 €
Weingut Keller Rheinhessen 2022 Sylvaner "Feuervogel" 94 WP excellent Up to 80.00 €
 
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Weingut Richard Östreicher Franconia/Franken 2022 Sommerach Silvaner "Augustbaum" 92 WP excellent 34.00 €
Weingut May Franconia/Franken 2022 Retzstadt Himmelspfad Silvaner Grosses Gewächs 92 WP excellent 52.00 €
Weingut Ottenbreit Franconia/Franken 2022 Obernbreit Schönvogel Silvaner trocken 91 WP excellent 26.00 €
Weingut Rainer Sauer Franconia/Franken 2022 Silvaner trocken "AB OVO" 90 WP excellent 26.00 €
Weingut Weltner Franconia/Franken 2022 Rödelsee Sylvaner VDP.Ortswein trocken 89 WP very good 12.50 €
Weingut Rainer Sauer Franconia/Franken 2022 Silvaner trocken "L" 89 WP very good 19.00 €
Von Dungern Weine Franconia/Franken 2022 Iphofen Kronsberg Silvaner 89 WP very good 12.00 €
Weingut Olinger Franconia/Franken 2022 Iphofen Kalb Sylvaner trocken 89 WP very good 15.00 €

Silvaner Vintage 2021

Silvaner Older vintages

Weingut Michael Fröhlich Franconia/Franken 2020 Silvaner trocken Alte Reben 89 WP very good 16.00 €

Silvaner The best wines up to 12€

Von Dungern Weine Franconia/Franken 2022 Iphofen Kronsberg Silvaner 89 WP very good 12.00 €
Weingut Waldemar Braun Franconia/Franken 2022 Nordheim Vögelein Silvaner trocken 88 WP very good 11.00 €
Von Dungern Weine Franconia/Franken 2022 Marktbreit Silvaner 88 WP very good 12.00 €
Weinbau Bernard Franconia/Franken 2022 Erlenbach Silvaner trocken 87 WP very good 12.00 €
Weingut Josef Walter Franconia/Franken 2022 Bürgstadt Silvaner trocken 87 WP very good 9.00 €
Weingut Hauck Rheinhessen 2022 Silvaner trocken "Hildegard" 87 WP very good 7.20 €

Silvaner Noble sweet

Silvaner Sparkling wine

Weingut am Stein - Ludwig Knoll Franconia/Franken 2018 Silvaner Brut "Ludwig's" 88 WP very good 20.00 €

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