Once widely planted in Alsace, Sylvaner has lost its place in the pantheon and is now rare. It's good to be reminded how attractive, fruity and fragrant it can be. This pear flavored wine is soft and generous with just a little spice at the end.
Roger Voss covers Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne, the Loire and South-West France as well as Portugal. His passion is matching food with wine, bringing the pleasures of the table to wine lovers. He has written six books on wine and food, and was previously national correspondent on wine for the London Daily Telegraph. He is based in the Bordeaux region.