Weingut Weigand Silvaner Der Franke ‘Julius Echter Berg’ 12pk 2016
The Weigand family have been running their winery since 1990. From grandparents to grandson – and now the grandson is turning a few things on their head. Andi Weigand is a real free spirit, with a focus on organic viticulture, and low-fi winemaking.
Not yet 30, Andi knows exactly what he wants: good wine, free from preservatives and made in line with old traditions. He wants to show the world the beautiful potential of silvaner grapes. He has invested a lot of time, love and talent into achieving this objective. He doesn’t harvest the vines with a machine; instead, every vine is picked by hand and checked for quality. Instead of using stainless steel barrels, he ages the majority of his wine in wooden barrels. Just as was the case around 70 years ago.