Bender Sekt Riesling 2017
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PRODUCER: Born in Leiwen in the Mosel in 1980, Andreas Bender first learnt about soil, viticulture and terroir from his father, a vine propagator, and made his own wine when he was just thirteen years old. He knew from an early age that this is what he wanted to do for the rest of his life. Andreas went on to study at Geisenheim and spent a few years working for different wineries in Germany, France, Italy and the USA before starting his own project with his family’s vineyards in 2008. His philosophy is really quite unique in the world of German wine: instead of following the widely accepted German model whereby top single vineyards are vinified and bottled separately, he blends them according to three different styles: Dajoar, Paulessen and Hofpäsch. While on the one hand his ideas are very modern, when it comes to winemaking itself, Andreas is very committed to tradition: he believes careful cellar work, simple winemaking methods and natural fermentation.
WINEMAKING: Andreas uses traditional, “hands-off” winemaking approach, focusing on growing premium quality grapes, vinifying each parcel separately and only using indigenous yeast. His wines are crafted with light filtration and without fining.
TASTING NOTE: Pale lemon colour, a lovely persistent and very fine mousse. Primary notes of citrus, and tropical fruit, that opens to lime, ripe mango, honeydew, with 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.