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
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.