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Sparkling vs Still

CindyJ Mar 24, 2007 10:14 AM

I received as a gift a bottle of Ratzenberger sparkling Riesling Brut. Other label info: 2001er Bacharacher Kloster Furstenal, Mittelrhein - Sekt, Traditionelle Flaschengarung.

As I plan my menu, should I serve this wine as I would serve a still Riesling?

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    zin1953 RE: CindyJ Mar 24, 2007 02:46 PM

    I would not. I would treat is as a dry sparkling wine, but not as a "regular" Riesling table wine.

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      waffleman RE: CindyJ Mar 25, 2007 01:27 AM

      i recall having a bottle of this not too long ago. very nice stony minerality with herbal undertones, crisp and medium to fuller bodied. probaly pair well with a shell fish type appetizer or by itself.

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