About Me


Gavin Hubble - (BSc & Post Grad. Business Marketing) - I started working in the wine industry over 23 years ago in New Zealand. Working in; wine retail, sales, wine production, label & packaging design, marketing, wine buying, consulting and wine education. I am responsible for the Brand Health of 60+ wine brands distributed here in New Zealand. Wine Brands from New Zealand, Australia, France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Chile and Argentina. I work closely with the Trade Industry - (Retail Stores & Restaurants) introducing, educating and positioning exciting and unique brands to wine enthusiasts all over the world.

Monday, December 26, 2011

Henkell Trocken Dry Sec NV

Grape Variety: Cuvee of German & French grapes.

Growing Region: Rhine Valley, Germany


Director: Dr. Hans-Henning Wiegmann


Gold Medal - Vinalies Internationales, France 2011.

TASTING NOTE:
Founded back in 1856 - Henkell Trocken is not only Germany's favourite, but also their most exported sparkling wine, with more than 20 million bottles sold world-wide per year.
The taste is fresh, lively, with a subtle fragrant suggestion of tropical fruit on the nose. Its delicate pale straw colour is enlivened through the play of gold reflections around the edge. Henkell Trocken Dry Sec sparkling wine - sparkles with vivacious and long lasting effervescence. A fine bouquet of fruity notes, citrus characters make Henkell Trocken invitingly light and palatable. The taste is fresh, tingling, with a lingering finish, while a subtle fragrance entices you back for more.
This dry, fully matured sparkling wine owes its elegant character to a unique Cuvee of excellent wines originating from such classic grape varieties as French Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, and Blanc de Noir from French Pinot Noir and Chenin from Saumur. The finely blended, harmonious composition makes Henkell Trocken a well-balanced, consummate taste experience - and one to be shared. Serve at 7-8C.

CELLARING POTENTIAL:
Drinking perfectly well this coming summer season; or as an aperitif any time.

SUGGESTED FOOD MATCHES:
Perfect wine match with shellfish, seafood, fresh fruit and sorbet desserts, enjoy.

 

1 comment:

  1. I absolutely LOVE this sparkling! I have been drinking it since I lived in New York's Greenwich Village in the early 70's. My career has resulted in several moves around the world, and still I was able to source it. However, now settled in South Carolina, it is impossible to find. Any suggestions?

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