What is dry fraction

Sparkling wine

It is not known why the process does not bear his name today, but that of the region. Thank god his method though. And that leads to the finest results in Rheinhessen. In any case, many winegrowers here go to great lengths to produce a certain contingent of single-varietal sparkling wine using the traditional method of their brother Perignon.

The legislature has regulated everything that goes with it so that a sparkling wine can be called “Winzersekt”. In addition to traditional bottle fermentation, this also includes a base wine, the preparation of which was also carried out by the manufacturer. Winzersekt comes from A to Z from a single source. The winery, the grape variety and the vintage are declared on the labeling of the sparkling wine.

It is a tricky thing to make a sparkling wine. But this commitment is richly rewarded. Not so much with money, because the myth-laden French cousins ​​are far ahead. But with respectful praise from renowned wine lovers, to whom inner values ​​mean more than big names.

Based on the statistics for quality-checked sparkling wines in Germany, the German Wine Institute has created a sparkling wine profile for the individual growing areas. It reads like this for Rheinhessen and for 2018: Riesling dominates events with 46% of employees, followed by Burgundy sects with 33%. In the taste profile, the dry fraction leads with 48%, followed by the brut sects with 30%. As far as the play of colors is concerned, the white wine sparkling wines are clearly ahead with 79%, ahead of the rosé sparkling wines with 18%.

Here is the list of our sparkling wine producers:
Winzersekt / Rheinhessen / producer