Paul Weltner has become one of the best producers of Silvaner in Franconia in the eleven years in which he has taken over the ten-acre vineyard in Rödelsee run by his father.
The love for this grape variety is “an old story” on the estate: the great-grandfather had already had them stand unmixed at times during which the mixed sediment still dominated.
However, Weltner’s Silvaner, which he deliberately writes with an old-fashioned “y”, unlike the modern, is the mostly rich wine from this variety. It is slim, tight and mineral, even in the large greenhouse area. Silvaner is the Franconian grape variety par excellence. The “hope of the new generation of Frankish winemakers” took after his cellerman’s teaching and education by two well known experienced teachers in the Pfalz winery, the wine-growers Hansjörg Rebholz and Hans-Günter Schwarz. Purist, ancestry-embossed wines were his goal from the beginning.