When I was there, High Wine began with a delicately crispy leg of rabbit resting on a cabbage salad amidst a bright cumin dressing, wisely paired with a Hans Wirsching Silvaner
2011 Iphofer Kronsberg.
90) Geil Gruner Silvaner
Trocken 2011 (Rheinhessen, Germany).
The first thing to look out for is the grape variety - riesling, pinot blanc and silvaner
are the bestknown.
Great reds include the Lemberger and Schwarzriesling (also known as Trollinger) and the bestloved whites from here are the Riesling and Silvaner
Because there are some delicious German wines - from the fabulously expensive to the sensibly priced - many of them made from the well-known riesling, muller-thurgau and silvaner
grapes; the very same grapes used in the liebfraumilch blends.
To mark the 350th anniversary of the Silvaner
grape's arrival in Germany, the nation's winegrowers pulled off one of the daftest marketing stunts of all time.
grape is generally regarded as a workhorse variety, but particularly noteworthy is the example produced by Weingut Rupp (Amin Rupp himself) from Rheinhessen, labelled Gran Odernheimer Petersberg 2005.
Kabinett Trocken 2001 (Germany).
An excellent mix of Reisling and Silvaner
grapes provides an inviting mouthfull of this medium sweet wine.
Kendermanns Organic is a blended wine using Riesling, Silvaner
, Rivaner and Scheurebe grapes from the Rheinhessen which will go on the shelves in Waitrose at the end of next month.
Kabinett Trocken Hans Wirsching, Iphofer Kronsberg Franken, Germany 2011
Ovambo Queen could be a threat to the principals, as she has been placed in 14 of her 15 starts and has improved significantly this season, finishing second to Danedream at Baden-Baden and then running out the narrow winner of a Group 2 at Hamburg, with the reopposing Baschar and Silvaner
fourth and sixth.