Vine varieties: Sylvaner

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Oxford Companion to Wine

Oxford Companion to Wine

By Jancis Robinson

Published 2006

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Sylvaner is difficult to grow, needs a good site and a warm vintage, yet fetches comparatively little money. Good Sylvaner has a slightly bitter, slightly perfumed aroma and flavour, with very firm acidity. It has moderate alcohol, and is at its best when it is young and fresh.