Sekt Extra Trocken Sparkling Ruppertsberger Pfalz NV

Country
Germany
Region
Pfalz
Producer
Ruppertsberger
Grape(s)
Riesling (100%)
Type
Sparkling
Style
Fruity
Oaked Style
Unoaked
Body Style
Medium bodied
Dry/Sweet Style
Off dry
Alcohol Content
12.5%
Closure Style
Cork
Organic/Biodynamic
No
Vegetarian/Vegan
Vegetarian
Yes
Vegan
Yes
Allergens
Sulphites
Yes
Milk
No
Egg
No

Region

Pfalz region of southern Germany is warmer than the Mosel and ripens a wider variety of varietals. Its wines tend to be fuller in weight and intensity than most German wine. It is planted with Riesling, Muller Thurgau and increasing amounts of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.

Producer

The Ruppertsberg Cooperative is one of the most dynamic in Germany. In the 1980s the growers completely rebuilt their wine cellars and have continuously invested in new equipment. Winemaking in the Mittlehaart goes back to Roman times, they originally planted vines there because the area is one of the warmest winegrowing regions of Germany. The loam and sandstone soils from around Ruppertsberg and up to just above Bad Durkheim are some of the best in the Rhine valley. Great emphasis is put on individual vineyards using cover crops rather than herbicides and harvesting at optimal ripeness in each plot.
Tasting Notes
Sekt has a long tradition in Germany. The first sparkling wine houses in the country were already founded at the beginning of the 19th century. Made using the Charmat method, this sparkling wine has fresh lime juice notes combined with white flowers, apple and a lively mousse. Very crisp and refreshing.
Food
Perfect chilled as an aperitif.