• Product: Sylvaner Vieilles Vignes Sono Contento
  • Formats available: 750 ml
  • Appellation: Vin d?Alsace
  • Country: France
  • Raw materials: Sylvaner
  • SoilType: clay-limestone
  • Exposition: south
  • Harvest Date: November
  • Average Yield: 55 hl/ha
  • Region: Alsace
  • Vineyard Site: Zotenberg
  • Elevation: 300 m asl
  • Fermentation Method: in stainless steel with natural yeasts
  • Duration And Aging Method: several months sur lie
  • Alcohol Content: 14.0%
  • Acidity: 4.4 g/l
  • Residual Sugar: 10.6 g/l
  • Production: 15,000 bottles
  • PRICE via SevenFifty


Pale straw-green. Deep aromas of orange blossom, pear cider, minerals and aromatic spices. Suave, juicy and deep, displaying rich flavors of tropical fruits and lime. This layered, concentrated, bright wine finishes with a delicate herbal quality. Why does the wine carry an Italian name, you might ask. The answer, in typical Seltz fashion: “Leonardo was happy when he was painting, and I am too when I make this wine, so that’s why I wrote Sono Contento on my label.” This bottling is a late-harvest Sylvaner fermented almost dry (less than 10 g/l residual sugar). The 1994 version of this wine, which I scored 94 recently, is a work of art and is still remarkably fresh, with years of life ahead of it.