Motzenbäcker and Venison Burgers

13th May 2020

Motzenbacker and Venison Burgers from Highland Game

Motzenbäcker – German Sparkling Wine

Motzenbäcker has a history dating back to 1758, currently, 4 generations of the Menger-Krug family is helping in creating Motzenbäckers Wines & Sparkling Wines, they all have their own specialist fields and gift new ideas to their Wine & Sparkling Wine, they all reside in the wine estate Krug´scher Hof and Motzenbäcker.

All the grapes used in a bottle of Motzenbäcker are grown on their land and they even have vines going on 40 years old.

Another interesting piece of information to take note of is that on the first full moon Motzenbäcker lumber wood to create their large moon oak barrels which contain their very best wines, with only their Chardonnay and Riesling grapes gaining entry, they are allowed to ripen in these barrels for 11 months.

You can find out more about Motzenbäcker and the people who help make the wines right here.

Motzenbäcker Tasting Notes

Motzenbäcker – Riesling Kalkstein Brut

Motzenbäcker – Riesling Kalkstein Brut

Motzenbäcker Riesling Kalkstein Brut won a Gold Medal in the Classic & Elegant Category at The World’s Finest Glass of Bubbly Awards 2019.

Tasting Notes – “Petrol and green fruit aromas. Green fruits and a zesty creaminess on the palate.”

Motzenbäcker – Mond Brut Nature

Motzenbäcker – Mond Brut Nature

Motzenbäcker Mond Brut Nature won a Silver Medal in the Spring Fling Category at The World’s Finest Glass of Bubbly Awards 2019.

Tasting Notes – “Petrol, green fruits with hints of pastry on the aromas. Dry zesty and chalky flavours.”

Pairing Notes

Here I have paired two Motzenbäcker Sparkling Wines, the Riesling Kalkstein Brut & Mond Brut Nature with a Venison Burger, but first what does the Venison Burger taste like?

Venison Burger – “It’s not just an ordinary burger, there are more intense savoury flavours with added black pepper and spices.”

Motzenbäcker Riesling Kalkstein Brut & Venison Burger Paring Notes – “Dry green fruits initially then neutralisation sensation with soft savoury and zesty green fruits in the length.”

Motzenbäcker Mond Brut Nature & Venison Burger Paring Notes – “A lively pairing. An initially dry zesty burst from the wine that neutralises most of the greasy flavours from the meat allowing spicy and zesty meat flavours in the length.”

It’s also worth mentioning that Motzenbäcker won the Sustainability Award by Slow Food at The World’s Finest Glass of Bubbly Awards 2019.

To finish this article off on Motzenbäcker, here are some more of Motzenbäcker’s Sparkling Wines and what award they won.

Motzenbäcker Rosé Brut – Trophy Winning – Meditation

Motzenbäcker Blanc de Blancs Brut – Silver Medal Winner – Gastronomic

Motzenbäcker Riesling Sandstein Brut – Silver Medal Winner – Hint of Spice

Motzenbäcker Marie Brut – Bronze Medal Winner – Zesty & Zingy

Oliver Walkey

Oliver Walkey

Journalist focused on sharing Champagne and Sparkling Wine reviews and cocktails to the world.