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Henkell

Henkell
NV Brut Sparkling, Germany

Pair this wine with:
Chicken

Category: Brut

Date Tasted:
Country: Germany
Alcohol: 11.5% RS: 1.2%
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$13
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Henkell
NV Brut Sparkling, Germany

Pair this wine with:
Chicken

Category: Brut

Date Tasted:
Country: Germany
Alcohol: 11.5% RS: 1.2%
Straw green color. Aromas and flavors of apricot preserves, lemon bar, white flowers, and wet slate with a round, vibrant, finely carbonated, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and an even, interesting, medium-long finish conveying notes of toasted fruit cake and lemon scone. A fresh and mineral-driven nose leads to a slightly toasty palate; elegant and friendly.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Non-Oaky, Fruity, Crisp & Lively & Juicy & Smooth
Aroma Aroma: apricot preserves, lemon bar, white flowers, and wet slate
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of toasted fruit cake and lemon scone
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Oven Fried Chicken, Chicken Kebobs, Cobb Salad
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A fresh and mineral-driven nose leads to a slightly toasty palate; elegant and friendly.

The Importer

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Brut

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Serve in a Champagne Flute
Brut is a term that defines dryness levels in sparkling wines; it is most famously used for Champagne, but it is a common term used around the world for most sparkers.

While Brut means "dry" for all intents and purposes, it can actually be off-dry or even lightly sweet. The definition of Brut for Champagne is between 0-12 grams of residual sugar, so Brut actually describes a range of sensations.

No matter how dry a Brut sparkling wine actually is in technical terms, it is generally dry enough to serve at the dinner table with most foods.