Henkell and Co N/V Trocken (Wiesbaden) Germany
Availability: Widely available at BCLDB stores
Cost: $15.99 ($8.49 375ml)
Date Tasted: March 15th, 2015
Tasting Notes: Produced in the less-expensive Méthode Charmat or "tank method" where the secondary (bubble producing) fermentation takes place in stainless steel tanks instead of directly in the bottle à la Champagne, and using a variety of unnamed, white Germanic varietals, the flagship Henkell Trocken is a balance of its residual sugar, smooth acidity and light, fuzzy bubbles that form the basis of the texture on the palate. Light orchard fruit and lees notes are present and help add depth, though, the palate finishes a bit abruptly. An easy-going, easy-to-drink sparkling wine to be sure.
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