An exploration of wine

426. Solter, Rheingau Riesling Sekt Brut, 2005

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Book 3 Wine 426

£18.25; 12.5%

So this was the final, ‘interesting’ wine from our sparkling revision session: a 100% German, 100% Riesling Sekt, which immediately puts it into a tiny (<2%) proportion of total Sekt production. But even more, it’s specifically from the Rheingau. Overall, it was distinctive – clearly Riesling – and fairly good quality (better after 1-2 days). Nevertheless, expensive for what it was. Plenty of lime and petrol characters, but these open up into clear toast notes, followed by honey (both of which amplified +1-2 days). Fairly fine bead, with distinct lemon / lime citrus acidity, but could be a lot more refined. Long.

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