Wine Column: Let’s Talk About Sekt Baby
What better way to celebrate this Valentine’s Day than sharing a chilled bottle of Sekt with the one you love? Award-winning wine merchant, The WineBarn, recommends four elegant sparkling wines that will get your tastebuds watering.
Allendorf, 2018 Riesling Sekt Brut Rheingau
Rheingau and Riesling – they belong together, and Allendorf’s Riesling Sekt Brut is no exception. Refreshing and sparkling, with delicate creamy notes and a fine perlage. An elegant body yet playful character, this wine speaks the language of love to all of our senses.
£17.00 per bottle
Kochan & Platz 2018 Riesling Sekt Brut, Mosel
Get fresh and fruity with this sparkling Sekt and its citrus, peach and apricot flavours. Deliciously different, this charming wine has a very fine perlage, fruity notes and animated acidity. Kochan & Platz’s deep respect for traditional winemaking techniques work in harmony with nature, guaranteeing excellent quality.
£17.70 per bottle
Schloss Reinhartshausen 2012 Marcobrunn Riesling Sekt Extra Brut, Rheingau
Schloss Reinhartshausen’s brilliant Riesling Sekt is perfect testament to the multi-faceted character of the Marcobrunn vineyard’s terroir. This slightly sloping, southerly facing site has soil heavy with loess loam, chalk and sandstone. This is a sparkling wine to fall in love with; it expresses a pure lust for life.
£22.20 per bottle
Solter 2005 / 2006 Pinot Cuvée Brut, Rheingau
Solter’s lightly sparkling mousseux is a blend of 50 per cent Pinot Noir, 30 per cent Pinot Blanc and 20 per cent Pinot Gris. On the yeast for years, this wine was fermented in oak barrels. It has fresh flavours of ripe apple, pear and grapefruit. On the nose it delivers yeast and citrus notes, with a creamy influence.
Deliciously decadent, this Brut is the perfect partner for appetisers, and marries well with rich main courses.
£46.05 per bottle
If you would like to sample these wines for yourself, The WineBarn are inviting you to join them this Valentine’s Day (Monday 14 February) for their Annual Portfolio Tasting from 6pm to 8pm. The event will be held at The Kennel Club in Clarges Street, London.
With over 120 different wines on offer, this event will provide you with the unique opportunity to sample a range of fine German wines, including elegant Spätburgunders (Pinot Noirs), refreshing Rieslings and noble-sweet dessert wines.
You will also have the chance to learn more about the world of wine production directly from the winemakers themselves, who will be joining from Germany. They will be able to guide you through the fascinating journey of the regions’ unique climates, soils, cellar techniques and more.
To learn more, visit: www.thewinebarn.co.uk/pages/events To find your new favourite German wine, you can contact the award-winning merchant The WineBarn now. Visit: www.thewinebarn.co.uk Call: 0044 (0)1962 761 215 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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