Riesling Sekt Brut

This limited production sekt is made with the classic “méthode champenoise” which in Germany is called “Traditionelle Flaschengärung” (“méthode traditionnelle”)

Grapes were harvested in the Herrenberg vineyard and whole clusters were pressed with low pressure for about 3 hours. The wine was fermented in old fuder casks until Christmas, and left on the lees until the following April. After racking and filtering, the second fermentation is made with the traditional méthode champenoise with maturation in bottle, hand riddling and disgorgement. The dosage was done with an excellent Herrenberg Auslese.


Grape Variety: 100% Riesling
Vineyard Source: Maximin Grünhäuser Herrenberg
Soil Type: Red Devonian slate
Vineyard Management: Practicing organic, but not certified
Average Yield: 40 hl/ha
Harvest Method: Selective hand picking
Vintage 2016
Harvest Date: October, 2016
Must Weight: 78 Oechsle (18.9 Brix)
Alcohol: 12.5%
Total Acidity: 5.9 grams/liter
Dosage (Residual Sugar): 9.3 grams/liter
Total Production: 500 cases



2016 Vintage

[90] Fine Wine Review (Claude Kolm)
This is as fine a Riesling Sekt as I can recall ever having. The wine is crisp and dry with a medium-full body, good depth and expression to its Riesling fruit, but also the acidity to give the impression of noble austerity. February 2020

2015 Vintage

[94] Stuart Pigott (JamesSuckling.com)
The elegance of a good Champagne, but combined with German riesling’s aromatics. Very fresh and herbal aromas with apples and pears, all pour from the glass. There is a hint of toast from lees contact in the background. Drink 2019 and 2020.
June 2018

[93] Wine Enthusiast — Editors’ Choice
Juicy lemon and grapefruit are offset by hints of biscuit and brioche in this traditional-method Riesling sekt. It’s an invigorating sip marked by vibrant lemon-lime acidity and fine persistent bubbles. A dosage of auslese Riesling lends a lingering vein of honey on the finish.
April 2019

2014 Vintage

[93] Wine Enthusiast — Editors’ Choice
“Enticing whiffs of brioche, biscuit, lemon and lime introduce this lovely brut-style sparkling. It’s bracingly fresh yet bursting with juicy tangerine and yellow peach flavors. Filigreed in structure and with pinpoint, persistent petillance, it’s a convincing argument for Champagne lovers to drink more sekt, especially considering its price.” February 2018