Paul Anheuser "Sekt" Brut 2012
A lovely single-vintage sparkling wine from the Nahe region of Germany, full of personality and that elusive sense of place we desire in wines like this.
“Sekt” is a term denoting German sparkling wine; this beauty hails from their estate Riesling from exclusively the 2012 vintage. Its bottle character, age, and quality vastly overdeliver for its modest price point. Overflowing with pure, vibrant Riesling character it shows aromatic white flowers, gunflint, mango peel, and chiseled minerality with zingy, fresh acidity, and a long, salty finish. And make no mistake – it’s perfectly dry, absent of any cloying aftertaste. It’s the type of bubbly that begs for another sip and to be paired with grilled fruits of the sea, salty cheese, or simply as an apéritif with good friends!
To say the estate is a family affair is a vast understatement: The Anheuser family has been farming in Nahe since 1627, making wine for an astounding fourteen consecutive vintages!
The significance of this estate goes further – the Anhesuer family was one of the first to focus almost exclusively on growing Riesling in their village of Bad Kreuznach, in the Nahe. Bad means “bath,” or “spa” in German, referencing the natural springs of Kreuznach. Nahe is still devoted to Riesling as their flagship grape to this day – it’s amazing to realize that Anheuser was among the first to focus on it!
We’re the only place in the country to have this wine, so grab what you can before it’s gone. The perfect anytime autumn sparkler!