In South Tyrol, Sylvaner is grown in the Val d’Isarco, in the area around Bolzano and in the Val d’Adige.
Even though Sylvaner ist not one of South Tyrols wines cultivated on the famous Wine Road, it plays quite an important role in the Val d’Isarco. First grown in Germany in the 17th century, Slyvaner is one of the oldest cultivated white wine grapes. It is a medium size, greenish grape with black dots, its clusters are compact or very compact. Since it has a rather thick skin, Slyvaner is not prone to rot. In frost-free areas the cultivation of Sylvaner can be very profitable.
The taste of Sylvaner depends very much on the soil on which it grows. A loamy soil produces a rather neutral savour, while grapes cultivated on residual soil yield a wine with very elegant aroma. South Tyrolean Slyvaner is a fresh white wine, greenish/pale yellow in colour, with an aroma of fresh hay and gooseberry. It is excellent accompanied with fish and asparagus and a nice aperitif.
Serving temperature: 10 - 12°C