This Maximin Grunhauser Sekt is good. So good, it would actually be unkind of me not to share it.
German sparkling wine – known as #Sekt – is a beautiful, beautiful thing. This one in particular rivals any Champagne – sorry Champagne – I do love you too! It makes the #sektualhealing hashtag accurate in that I believe this bottle will at least give you a temporary reprieve from whatever ails you.
The grapes for this wine are 100% Riesling , from the Grunhauser estate’s Herrenberg vineyard. The estate’s history traces its roots to what else, Benedictine Monks! Located in the Mosel region, this vineyard , where these grapes originate, is in the Ruwer Valley.
Harvested in late October, fermentation occurs in large fuder casks, where the wine remains on the lees until April. After racking, it is sent to a local Sekt maker to undergo bottle fermentation, with hand riddling.
Disgorgement is done by hand with a dosage of Auslese (Riesling wine made from grapes affected by botrytis).
Expressive aromas of brioche, and citrus – you’ll want to just enjoy the nose for a few minutes on this one! On the palate there is minerality, citrus, apple, and melon. The bubbles were strong, yet delicate – perfection! An incredible creamy mouthfeel, and a silky finish of honey.
This bottle came from wine.com and was $39.99 – its a steal in my opinion! There were only 500 cases produced.