Steinwein is a general cover term for dry white wine made in Franken (Franconia), near Bavaria. It is traditionally bottled in flat flagons known as bocksbeutels (literally ‘buck's pouch’, from their supposed resemblance to a goat's scrotum). The name comes from the Würzburger Stein, the most celebrated vineyard of the city of Würzburg. The best steinwein is made from the silvaner grape, not a leading grape variety elsewhere in Germany.
Subjects: Cookery, Food, and Drink.