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Steininger Sparkling Pinot Noir Sekt 2010


Recommendation: Spectacular sparkling Pinot Noir at a very good price.

Winery/Producer: Produced and bottled by Weingut Steininger Winery; Langenlois, Austria.

Grape Variety: Pinot Noir.

Geographic Region, Appellation: Niederösterreich, Austria.

Vintage: 2010

Price: $25.20 (with a 10% discount)

Purchased From: The Caviste Wine Shop; Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Paired With: Leftover Thanksgiving turkey dinner with all the trimmings.

Tasting:

    He said: Chilled before opening. Dark garnet color. Delicate raspberry aromas. Light fruit taste that continued through the lingering finish. Lots of flavor, refreshing and delicious. It’s like very good Pinot Noir; but sparkling. Great with the turkey dinner leftovers and great drinking after the meal. This is a wine that could go with all kinds of food and has a “true” festive feel to it. For me it contained much more of the Pinot Noir characteristics than Champagne. Outstanding sparkling wine that is a GREAT value. Two thumbs up for me on this one, it was Spectacular!!!

    She said: Light aromas, but this wine more than compensated with its full fruit taste. It has a tiny bit of sweetness and a long tasty finish. It was good with the dinner and GREAT sipping but I think it needed a better pairing. This is a new wine for us, and I have a difficult time adjusting to a red sparkling wine but think it has HUGE potential…I loved it!

    Comments:

Alcohol: 13.5%

Bar code: 7 87263 31621 4

Imported by: Select Wines, Inc.; Chantilly, Virginia.