Full Review

Von Schleinitz

Von Schleinitz
2012 Brut Riesling, Mosel

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Fish Shellfish

Category: Other Sparkling

Date Tasted:
Country: Germany
Alcohol: 12.5% RS: 1.2%
91 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$35

Von Schleinitz
2012 Brut Riesling, Mosel

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Fish Shellfish

Category: Other Sparkling

Date Tasted:
Country: Germany
Alcohol: 12.5% RS: 1.2%
Clear golden yellow color. Citrusy aromas and flavors of lemon, apple, honeyed peach, and fuel-like minerals and rubber sap with a supple, tangy, finely carbonated, fruity medium body and an effortless, subtle, medium-long finish imparting suggestions of kiwi and lime sorbet with no oak flavor. A bright, very tasty fruity sparkler that is sure to please.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Quaffable & Crisp & Lively
Aroma Aroma: lemon, apple, honeyed peach, and fuel-like minerals and rubber sap
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with suggestions of kiwi and lime sorbet
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Scallops With Chorizo Butter, Catfish Pad Ped, Cobb Salad
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A bright, very tasty fruity sparkler that is sure to please.

The Producer

Von Schleinitz Estate

The Producer
15-17 Kirchstrasse
Kobern, 56330
Germany

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.