Sparkling Wine and Black Forest Gâteau

21st June 2022

Black Forest Gaetu with Motzenbacker

The famous and delicious Black Forest Gâteau that originated in Germany, will today be paired with a well-known German Sparkling Wine.

The Black Forest Gâteau is a popular German dessert, in Germany, it is called Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte which translates to ‘Black Forest Cherry Gateau’. It is a chocolate sponge cake with a cherry filling and whipped cream on top.

Although there is a Black Forest mountain range in southwest Germany, the Gâteau supposedly gets its name from the Cherry Liquor which it is made with, the liqueur is distilled from tart cherries and is named the Schwarzwälder Kirsch(wasser)

What we can say for sure is the first time Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte was mentioned in writing was in 1934. The Gâteau was famous in Berlin, spreading out amongst the high-class Gâteau lovers of Germany, then into Swiss and Austrian cities. The Gâteau also took 13th place for the best-known German cakes in 1949.

The world’s largest Black Forest Gâteau was presented on July 16th, 2006, weighing 3,000kg and measuring nearly 860 sq ft, it took 5,600 eggs to make.

German Sparkling Wine

Motzenbäcker – Kalkstein Riesling Brut – Tasting Notes

Aroma 👃 “Silky and rounded, grass, nettles, bonfire burning greenery, ripe green and yellow fruits on the aroma.”

Flavour 👅 “Silky and smooth greenery, grass, nettles, and green fruits on the palate.”

Gold Medal Winner in the Oaky & Toasty Category at the Glass of Bubbly Awards 2021

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

Black Forest Gâteau and Motzenbäcker Pairing

Pairing Notes – “The Sparkling Wine travels through quickly, it is nothing but polite, combining well with the Black Forest Gateau and leaving behind subtle green foliage and ripe green fruits when it departs.”

Information Credit: Wikipedia

Oliver Walkey

Champagne and Sparkling Wine Writer, Focused on Bringing the Exciting and Fascinating World of Bubbly to You.