Andreas Bender Riesling Sekt Brut
Making wines in both Mosel and in the Pfalz, winemaker Andreas Bender displays an unerring capacity to create a compelling balance of fruit and acidity. Colleagues refer to him as a “Maverick from the Mosel.” It is a fitting name for the unconventional and passionate winemaker. On one hand Andreas is very modern, especially in his label design, but also in the style of his wines. On the other hand, in contrast to his modern side, Andreas is also an absolute traditionalist who confidently believes in the “controlled doing nothing.” Growing up in vineyards, Andreas worked in the vineyard and he created his first wine at the age of 13. Seeking challenges and constantly learning about vine growing and wine making, Andreas studied Viticulture & Enology at Gisenheim and later practiced in the USA, France, Austria and Italy. Andreas decided to fulfill his dream of having his own winery in 2008, starting his winery in his hometown of Leiwen on the Mosel.
Tasting notes: Pale lemon colour, a lovely persistent and very fine mousse. Primary notes of citrus, and tropical fruit, that opens to lime, ripe Ataulfo mango, honeydew, with baklavaish notes of honey and pastry. A rich, creamy, dry sparkling wine with flavours of citrus, lime, honey, a touch of yeast, and all that beautiful Mosel minerality. Fresh and clean; Bender Sekt is beautifully balanced, the mouth-watering acidity is kept in check by a hint of residual sugar.