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Thursday, January 7, 2016

A fresh good Sylvaner available at Delices and Gourmandises

Sylvaner is a white grape variety that can produce a low price dry wine which is available at Delices and Gourmandises for everybody to enjoy.

Sylvaner d’Alsace is among the wines presented in the Delices and Gourmandises catalogue

Originally from Transylvania in Central Europe, Sylvaner was first introduced in Germany in the XVII century where it was the first choice grape variety used, occupying 35% of all the vineyards, which is more than the surface allocated to the Riesling. However, it has been since then exploited quietly due to an increasing preference toward more aromatic grape varieties.

In France, it is mainly concentrated in the Alsace vineyards. In the sixties, chaptalization method ruined its reputation and therefore, it had a decreased productivity. However, new generation of winegrowers have helped rebuild and correct its prestige. Now, its freshness and finesse, along with a constant and important production rate, make it a high quality Alsace wine deserving its own shelf in Delices and Gourmandises’ wine cellar.

The sylvaner vine is vigorous. Its grape variety is of a late maturity and harvested around 10 days after the Chasselas which is the commonly used reference. Cold weather is its biggest weakness. Late blight and botrytis are its most infamous disease. A well-made trellis is recommended because the length of its shoots makes it vulnerable to gusts of wind. If the vineyard has poor soil, the wine will be of better quality.

A fine fresh wine specially selected by Delices and Gourmandises


Its clear color with its greenish shades reflects its freshness and lightness. It has a fruity taste and is equipped with a refreshing capacity. It is usually consumed in its early maturation; however, some wines, like the AOC Sylvaner Vieilles Vignes proposed by Delices and Gourmandises, can be preserved between 2 to 4 years. It is a great accompaniment to cold cuts, onion tart, and various seafoods.

You can easily order this inexpensive AOC Alsace white wine at Delices and Gourmandises.


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