Full Review

Von Schleinitz

Von Schleinitz
2016 VS Kon-Secco, Mosel

Pair this wine with:
Chicken

Category: Other Sparkling

Date Tasted:
Country: Germany
Alcohol: 11.5% RS: 1%
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$14.99
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Von Schleinitz
2016 VS Kon-Secco, Mosel

Pair this wine with:
Chicken

Category: Other Sparkling

Date Tasted:
Country: Germany
Alcohol: 11.5% RS: 1%
Bright pale straw color. Aromas of peach, honeyed apricot, baked red apple, and orange marmalade with a crisp, bubbly, off-dry light-to-medium body and an interesting, relaxed , and gingersnap finish. A refreshing, fruit Mosel gem.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively & Fruity
Aroma Aroma: peach, honeyed apricot, baked red apple, and orange marmalade
Taste Flavor: , and gingersnap
Sweetness Sweetness: Off-Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Korean Fried Chicken, Chicken Kebobs, Cobb Salad
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A refreshing, fruit Mosel gem.

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.