Kalinda Riesling Sekt Dry

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Sekt is the German name for sparkling wine, a style that they are very passionate about and drink on a regular basis. Some estates have made it a specialty and are well respected for their bubbly. Such an estate is Fitz-Ritter in the Pfalz who we are happy to say produced this sparkling Riesling for us. The Sektkellerei Fitz (Sparkling-Wine-Cellar) is historically one of the most interesting in all of Germany. Produced of 100% Riesling this sparkling wine is fresh and vibrant with fine bubbles and a creamy mouth feel underscored by the beautiful stone fruits and snappy acidity we love in Riesling. At 11.5% alcohol this is a lighter style of bubbly that won't overwhelm the palate before a meal or become to taxing when many wines will be served.

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By: Jacques Moreira | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 6/26/2009 | Send Email
Germany surprises me sometimes. I grew up turning my nose up at "anything" Sekt, until I tasted this bottle on New Year's! Incredibly aromatic but dry as it can be. A bubbly to go with a Blanquette de Veau, Quiche Lorraine, Waldorf Salad, Sashimi and Sushi, Chinese food and all things raspberry.

By: Mulan Chan-Randel | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 5/20/2009 | Send Email
Riesling in bubble form...what could be be better? In my wine world, not too much! Along with being deliciously refreshing and light, this Sekt has the telltale apple and lemony notes that taste so perfect at the end of a long day. Sekt makes me so happy!

By: David Driscoll | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 1/12/2009 | Send Email
When we first received the Sekt I was worried. It didn't seem to be the kind of sparkler that would appeal to the general public. However, what a difference some bottle time can make! The flavors are riper and more fruit forward (lemon/lime) than the were initially, and it's now a very light and lively sipper. A great pre-cursor to a meal or for something fun during desert. Completely dry and refreshing.

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- While the rest of the world has often misappropriated the name--Welchriesling, Riesling Italico, Gray Riesling and Emerald Riesling are all names applied to varieties that are NOT Riesling--this exceptional German varietal has managed to maintain its identity. Perhaps its biggest claims to fame are its intoxicating perfume, often described as having honeyed stone fruit, herb, apple and citrus notes, and its incredible longevity - the wines lasting for decades. Aged Rieslings often take on a distinctive and alluring Petrol-like aroma. Within Germany, the grape seems to do best in the warming slate soils of the Mosel-Saar-Ruwer. Other German regions that turn out great Rieslings include Pfalz, Rheingau and Nahe. German Rieslings are made in a range of ripeness levels. The top wines are assigned Pr├Ądikat levels to describe their ripeness at harvest. These are: Kabinett, Sp├Ątlese, Auslese, Beerenauslese, Eiswein and Trockenbeerenauslese. Riesling has also achieved acclaim in France's Alsace, the only region in that country where the grape is officially permitted. Alsatian Rieslings are typically dry and wonderfully aromatic. Austrian Riesling is also steadily gaining praise and fine Riesling is also produced in Italy's Alto-Adige and Friuli, in Slovenia and much of Central and Eastern Europe. In the New World its stronghold is Australia, where it does best in the Eden and Clare Valleys. It is also planted in smaller amounts in New Zealand. In the US, winemakers are eschewing the syrupy sweet versions of the 1970s and 1980s, instead making elegant and balanced wines in both California and Washington State.


- Thanks to a recent string of excellent vintages and to the reemergence of Germany onto the international wine writing scene, this is a country that's hot, hot, hot! Germany is divided into 13 wine Region and produces a very wide variety of wine styles, from incredibly high-acid, dry wines to some of the sweetest, most unctuous concoctions on the planet and even a few surprisingly hearty reds. Most of the highest-quality wines are grown on steep banks along the rivers in these Region. Small vineyards are still mostly hand tended and picked, due to the difficult nature of mechanization on these slopes. White wine production accounts for nearly 80% of the total with Riesling being the most important varietal, though Muller-Thurgau is still more widely planted.


Alcohol Content (%): 11.5