Bründlmayer Blanc de Blancs Extra Brut Reserve
The bouquet is complex with scents of fresh green apples, blossom nectar and ripe lime together with a note of lightly toasted brioche. The persistent perlage and elegant acidity, full of salty freshness, provides a vibrant entry on the palate and forms the backbone. Very dense and compact with, again, hints of ripe green apples. Rich, yet with a fine structure, this wine is clean and straight with a lingering, refreshing finish.
The Chardonnay grapes for the Blanc de Blancs were harvested in September from various vineyard sites of the wine estate, mainly those on southeast slopes with calcareous soils, which lends warmth and, at the same time, freshness to the wine. The acidity and maturity of the grapes were at the exact point of readiness when they were picked and placed in small crates and then pressed very gently in the cellar.
- ROBERT PARKER, THE WINE ADVOCATE 12/18
- Anne Krebiehl, Wine Enthusiast, 03/2019
- “Sparkling Wine of the Year”
- Gault & Millau Wine Guide 2019
- GENUSS Herkunftsmagazin 10/18
Fermentation took place in stainless steel tanks, where also the malolactic fermentation occurred as well. After this, the still wine, together with the fine yeast (about 10% of the total yeast), was racked into used Austrian oak barrels (2 - 3 years old; 300 liters or 2.500 liters).
The following year, the base wine was filled into bottles; in these, the second fermentation took place with the help of sugar and yeast. The young sparkling wine stayed in contact with the yeast for at least 36 months before undergoing remuage (riddling) and, finally, dégorgement (disgorging) in our cellars.
Food pairing recommendation
Sekt with food? And how ! When it comes to celebrating with sparkling wine, it is often forgotten just how wonderful it can be with food – until the beauty of Bründlmayer Brut together with a wide variety of dishes is experienced !
Such as at the beginning of a fest or reception, when the most diverse amuse-bouches are offered. Whether oysters, tapas, antipasti, shrimp spears, salmon tartar, cocktail breads or any other imaginable appetizer - sparkling wine has barely received praise for how beautifully it complements and refines these small refreshments.
The true sparkling wine lover always comes back to a Bründlmayer Brut for a fine evening: fish, poultry and light or cooked meats and nearly any exotic dish are perfect with a glass of sekt. Its pearly freshness wonderfully complements desserts as well. And its versatility shines even more with an array of cheeses.