Germany Sparkles – Why I took Don Cherry’s advice

It was Don Cherry who said, “You’ve got to try stuff”.  I took Don Cherry’s  advice and tried a German Sekt.  I reasoned that since Mosel (Germany) is only 220 kms from Reims (France –  the birthplace of Champagne) that it was a safe bet.  Also following Don Cherry’s advice on a hockey related matter and applying it to wine seemed like a good idea.

This was my first German Sparkler – a Riesling Extra Dry – or Deutcher Sekt b.A. if you prefer to speak German.  Just released in the Vintages section of the LCBO it is very good and at $13 a nice price.

JOSEF DRATHEN RIESLING SEKT 2009
VINTAGES 226258 | Price: $ 13.95
12.5% Alcohol/Vol.
Made in: Mosel, Germany By: Mo-Rhe-Na Gmbh Weinexportkellerei

Release Date: Jul 9, 2011

Pale straw colour with aromas of grapefruit/citrus . Quite dry and fresh with fruit around the acids.  Not a bad performance for my first German sparkler.

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