Full Review

Henekell

Henekell
NV Dry Sparkling, Germany

Pair this wine with:
Chicken

Category: Other Sparkling

Date Tasted:
Country: Germany
Alcohol: 11.5%
87 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$13
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Henekell
NV Dry Sparkling, Germany

Pair this wine with:
Chicken

Category: Other Sparkling

Date Tasted:
Country: Germany
Alcohol: 11.5%
Golden straw color. Aromas of sunflower, butter-poached apple, apricot preserves, and petrol with a satiny, crisp, effervescent, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a smooth, interesting, medium pineapple, ripe pear, and parmesan crisps finish. A richly flavored and full-bodied sparkler that delivers big Chardonnay character accented by riesling-like notes of petrol and honey.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: sunflower, butter-poached apple, apricot preserves, and petrol
Taste Flavor: pineapple, ripe pear, and parmesan crisps
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now
Recipes Pairing: Oven Fried Chicken, Chicken Kebobs, Cobb Salad
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A richly flavored and full-bodied sparkler that delivers big Chardonnay character accented by riesling-like notes of petrol and honey.

The Importer

Freixenet Mionetto USA

The Importer
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White Plains, NY 10601
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Other Sparkling

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Serve in a Champagne Flute
Sparkling wine covers many countries, grape types and quality levels. What all of these wines have in common are bubbles.

How the bubbles get there define the type and quality of the sparkling wine. The most famous sparkling wine of course is Champagne, from the eponymous region in France. These are made by what is known as the Champagne or "classic" method, where the secondary fermentation that produces the sparkle is done in an individual bottle. Other sparkling wines that use this method include Franciacorta and Alta Langa in Italy as well as Cava from Spain.

Other sparkling wines are made when the bubbles (or carbonation) is created in large tanks. While there are many inexpensive, simple sparkling wines made in this method, there are some excellent examples, most notably Prosecco.

Sparkling wines in many cases are meant to be drunk upon release, although the best examples of Champagne can age well for more than a decade. As sparkling wine is celebratory in nature, it is often used for toasting a special event, such as an anniversary or birthday. Yet the finest dry sparking wines work beautifully with a huge array of foods. These wines are arguably the finest food wines in the world.