Tasting note (14): 2015 Silvaner dry QbA "Meisterschluck No. 2" | Bullenheim Paradise | Winery Frank & Lukas Schmidt | Bullenheim | Franconia (Steigerwald)

SUNDAY 28 MAY 2017
2015 Silvaner dry QbA "Meisterschluck No. 2" (expansion in small barriques), bottle 80/504 | Bullenheim Paradise | Winery Frank & Lukas Schmidt | Bullenheim | Franconia (Steigerwald)

13.5% Alc. | High-quality, heavy Burgundy bottle with screw cap | individually numbered bottles (504 pieces) | 18 EUR / 0.75L

The young master winemaker Lukas Schmidt from Bullenheim, the largest wine-growing town in Middle Franconia, presents his Silvaner "Meisterschluck No. 2", the premium Silvaner from his winery , which cultivates 11 hectares of vineyards and focuses primarily on Silvaner, Bacchus, Scheurebe, Riesling as well as Domina and Pinot Noir concentrated. The master sip is the result of a consistent strategy: extremely ripe, hand-picked grapes, gentle processing, maturing in 225-liter American oak barrels in the second occupancy.
by Robert Bock

In the glass (Spiegelau Authentis white wine goblet): Golden yellow, dense.
Nose : Ripe to overripe banana, noble firn, freshly sawn wood, resin
Tongue&Palate : honeydew melon, peach, acacia honey | creamy, earthy | nice balance of fruit and acidity

Conclusion: The Meisterschluck initially impresses with its powerful nose, which cannot be denied by its storage in the new 225-liter barrique. The wine is young, the wood influence should only develop and integrate to full splendor over the course of the next 10 years. The notes of overripe banana, coupled with hints of resin, have a very charming effect on me. On the palate, the wine - despite its youth - is surprisingly round and harmoniously balanced in terms of fruit and acidity. The fruit aromas sound delicate and filigree. Creamy and earthy, this Silvaner reflects the terroir of its homeland, the southwestern Steigerwald.

My recommendation: It is worth buying several bottles of this "Sunday wine", storing them in the "treasure chest" department in the cellar and gradually tasting a bottle at intervals of years.
In my opinion, the 2015 vintage and the alcohol content of 13.5% should have a shelf life of 10-15 years and the acidity is present.
Tasting notes, made bottle by bottle over the years, help to understand the wine retrospectively in its development and complexity and deepen the understanding of wine in general and of this great Bullenheimer Silvaner from the Frank & Lukas Schmidt winery in particular.



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