The color here is gorgeous; pink and blue with almost neon yellow shades; in ways it reminds me of the curious tones of fresh peach juice. The “blau” here refers to the blue-toned skins, a unique form of Silvaner that most simply blend into the more common green-skinned Silvaner — sometimes referred to as “Grüner Silvaner”. The nose here presents more crushed berry notes than the more savory regular (which is to say green-skinned) Silvaner. It is also a touch lighter in structure and higher toned, 11% alcohol with ripe yellow lemon acids. You sense the elevage here in a nice way; it frames and arranges the high tones. These wines are all very mineral and diminutive, in scale, at only 9-11% alcohol or so – yet they are dense with concentration. It’s an amazing push-pull.