Stephan Kohl, Riesling Sekt, extra brut, b.A Mosel, Germany 2011
Hand riddled, 12.5% abv, about £10, n/a UK, but can easily import from the producer, see producers.
WSET style tasting note
Appearance – medium intensity gold, showing small-sized bubbles and tears.
Nose – clean on the nose, with a medium (+) intensity, youthful, with aromas of stone fruit – ripe apricot and peach, pineapple skin and a hint of ripe citrus.
Palate – a dry wine, with medium balancing acidity, no tannin but a slight drying of the gums, medium alcohol and a medium body, with a medium (+) intensity, with flavours of lemon sherbet, apricot and white peach. A creamy mousse, with a medium persistence, and a medium (+) length with a clean, lightly gummy, slightly bitter finish.
Quality – a good quality wine, with slightly low yet still balanced acidity to alcohol + residual sugar, which are harmonious with the flavour intensity; of modest complexity but good concentration, a good length with a slight bitterness on the finish. This wine will keep for a year and will not improve.