It's Maine Shrimp Season!! I just realized a few days ago, and I'm trying to eat as much shrimp as possible. There are so many reasons to eat ME shrimp, let me name a few. They're local, sustain-ably harvested, a good source of protein, fresh, and CHEAP! And they are a perfect match to this Silvaner here.
Grapes: 100% Silvaner
Background: So this is a German Silvaner; it comes from Franken down in the south, above the Rhineland. Franken is the traditional home of Silvaner in Germany because of the rocky marl and gypsum filled soil. All these minerals get translated into the wine and give it a great focused core and complexity. The Castell domaine planted Silvaner back in the 1659 and is now sustainably farmed.
Proflie: This is a medium bodied wine. It manages to have a pretty full texture on the pallet and really fill your mouth, but it is crisp and bright at the same time. The mid-pallet has a great core of minerality that makes my mouth water. That combined with the acidity give the wine great structure and a componant that's almost flinty like a Chablis or some of my favorite dry Vouvrays. That combination of bright citrus fruit, rich mouth feel, and mineral edge make this my ideal wine for shrimp. The mouth feel and fruit pairs well and compliments them while the minerality and acid will cut the fat. I think the best way to prepare the shrimp is fried in butter lightly but this could work ok with a ceviche as well.
The wine costs about $15 and is available at the Freeport Cheese and Wine Shop, Provisions, Clayton's, and the Blue Hill Wine Shop.