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Binz+Bratt Francona
Binz+Bratt Francona
Binz+Bratt Francona

2010 Binz+Bratt Francona

Variety
Variety
Sylvaner
Vintage
Vintage
2010
Style
Style
Juicy
Region / Country
Region / Country
Franken, Germany
Named for Franken, the Bavarian province where it is made, Francona is a dry white blend of the region’s top three grapes: Silvaner, Bacchus and Müller-Thurgau.
$15.00 / each
Member Price: $13.50
This product is currently sold out in our wine shop but may be available in one of our gift packs.
Inside Story
Located near the center of Germany, Franken is cooler than the Rhine and Mosel valleys. Late-ripening Riesling doesn’t ripen all that well in Franken, so growers generally plant grapes that can handle a shorter growing season, like Silvaner and Müller-Thurgau, two lesser-known grapes that are capable of making thrilling wine when grown in just the right place. Silvaner from Franken is highly regarded for its keen focus, purity and minerality. Bacchus, the third grape in the blend, is a flavorful, exuberant variety that’s most often blended with Müller-Thurgau.

Binz & Bratt is a partnership between Joachim Binz, a German wine exporter who has been in the business since age 17, and Thomas Bratt, a Swedish wine importer. The two first met in the early ‘90s, but didn’t make wine together until 2008. The two friends believe that highquality wine should be easily accessible and simply pleasurable to drink. They like to say that they didn’t put their names on the bottle for personal prestige, but rather to underscore their personal commitment to what they sell.
In the Glass
This exuberant, unoaked white is medium-light bodied with a shimmering nose of green apple, lemon blossom and pear. In the mouth, citrusy fruit flavors are met with brisk acidity and a refreshing, minerally finish.
At the Table
Francona’s relatively low alcohol won’t flare up when matched with spicy food, so it’s a good foil for intensely spiced Thai, Szechuan or Indian dishes. It will also pair with chilled raw oysters, seviche and will be brilliant with cured meat, mustard and cornichons.

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