Riesling Sekt Trocken, Zeltinger Himmelreich, Schömann
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Riesling Sekt Trocken, Zeltinger Himmelreich, Schömann - 2018

Item # 41040 750mL
$24.96/ Single Bottle
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$299.52 $269.57/ Case of 12
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Tasting Notes

A sparkling Riesling from slate-based soils that are 40 years old. The wine spends 9 months on the lees in bottle during the secondary fermentation. Hand-riddled. This Sekt is in a league of its own with fine minerals, stone-fruit aromas and a dry, clean finish. The Himmelreich vineyard is south-facing and one of the largest vineyards in Zeltingen.


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Staff Pick Notes

There are times when I want Riesling. Then there are times when I want Champagne. Other times I just cannot decide, so I get Sekt instead. A sudsy mousse crowns this rich and playful bubbly. The Riesling provides vibrant orchard fruits and juicy texture. While the second fermentation accentuates its acidity and freshness. Sekt is a wonderful alternative when you’re tired of the yeasty flavors of Champagne and Cava. Riesling and Champagne work for almost any occasion. For the times in between, get Sekt.

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