Reichsrat Von Buhl - Riesling Brut 2017
Reichsrat Von Buhl - Riesling Brut 2017 (88 TSW)
HIP HIP HOORAY!
Today it's Riesling's birthday in Germany! On March 13, 1435, Riesling was officially mentioned on a purchase deed for the first time in Germany. That was no less than 586 years ago. One of the best ways to celebrate a birthday is to open a sparkling wine. Let's raise the glass for one of my favourite varieties: Riesling.
Sekt is the German term for sparkling wine. Its quality ranges from industrial and very simple to traditional and top quality. Winzersekt is sekt made on individual wineries; a category that is rapidly gaining popularity. This concerns wines with a precisely defined origin and a production process according to the traditional method with second fermentation in the bottle and maturation in a cellar. The best examples are often, but not exclusively, made from Riesling.
To drink as a stimulating aperitif, but also delicious with snacks, starters, salads, light fish dishes or pasta with vegetables, herbs and cheese.
Back to this sparkling wine:
For more than 150 years, Reichsrat von Buhl has been one of the top wineries in Germany. The winery is located in Deidesheim, in the center of the Pfalz. It originated from a legacy of the Jodron's winery in 1849 and was founded by Franz-Peter Buhl.
The Riesling grapes used for this wine are organically grown. After the harvest, the grapes are pressed and fermented.
As with Champagne, this Sekt is then bottled and fermented again. During this second fermentation, which was followed by a long maturation in the bottle, it got its pleasant mousse.
My tasting notes:
In the glass a bright straw yellow color. The mousse is fine with a fine persistent bubble.
On the medium nose aromas of green apple, sun-dried fruit, peach and flowers with hints of lemon zest, toast and spices.
On the palate dry, medium bodied with medium(+) acidity and nice balance and freshness. Flavours of pear, lemon, light butter and brioche with grapefruit hints. Very nice crispy Riesling sparkling.