Sylvaner 2021 from Georg Lingenfelder
Georg's second vintage seems more focused and tighter due to the slightly cooler year. The Sylvaner comes from a 30-35 year old vineyard and was fermented spontaneously with the vineyard's own yeasts in used Palatinate barriques from the neighbouring forest, raked off after remaining on the full lees for approx. 12 months, including dirt and lard (i.e. no separation of the lees) and bottled unfiltered with minimal sulphur added - this results in a wonderful texture and a certain meatiness. Georg's Sylvaner 2021 is complex, deep and at the same time fresh with a fine herbal spiciness, juicy on the palate with a proper pull that really activates.