10 Things You Might Not Know About Sekt

24th July 2020

Deutscher Sekt German sparkling wine

Sekt is the translation in German for ‘sparkling wine’. Sekt is the name used for German and Austrian sparkling wines.

1. Sekt is usually sweeter and lower in alcohol than Champagne.

2. Most Sekt is produced using the Charmat method, like Prosecco, but it can also be made in the traditional method.

3. Sekt has a long tradition in Germany. The first sparkling wine houses in the country were already founded at the beginning of the 19th century.

4. Germany specialises in producing Sekt made from Riesling.

5. Unlike Champagne, there are no rules that prevent any sparkling wine to be labelled as Sekt.

6. Deutscher Sekt is amongst some of the best Sekt styles and is made using only German grape varietals like Reisling.

7. Sekt B.A. – This German Sekt has been sourced from one of the thirteen official quality wine regions in Germany.

8. Winzersekt – German Sekt almost always made with Riesling. These are usually of exceptionally high quality.

9. Klassik – This Austrian Sekt has been made using grapes from the major Austrian wine growing regions. These wines are also aged in bottles containing yeast (on the lees) for at least 9 months.

10. Reserve –  Austrian Sekt made using the same method as Champagne and must be aged for at least 18 months on the lees. These wines are usually of exceptionally high quality.

 

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