2014 Sekt Hassel Riesling Brut Nature
A stone fruit potpourri from ripe peaches to apricot jam vibrates between nose and palate. In addition, nutty notes, the fine strength of black tea, and some lees notes make this a very expressive bubbly.
The HASSEL RIESLING Brut Nature VDP.GROSSE LAGE® belongs in the top league of the already rare single-vineyard sparkling wines in Germany. Riesling vines grow in the Grand Cru location (also VDP.GROSSE LAGE®) HASSEL, one of the best vineyards in the Rheingau. Loess loam soil, a southern aspect, and moderate steepness enrich this sparkling wine with a unique character. The base wines are 100 percent matured in large wood barrels. The sparkling wine, prepared using traditional bottle fermentation, then lies on the lees for 60 months until it is hand-riddled and disgorged.
With its fruit, strength, and intensity, it pairs perfectly with grilled tuna or also slightly bitter flavors found in asparagus or artichokes. It also matches spicy Asian food.
- VDP.GROSSE LAGE
- Hattenheim Hassel
- Steep Vineyards
- Loess loam