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Ratings are necessary to better understand a sparkling wine.
I chose a simple POP or FLOP rating system. Anything I want to see again is a POP. Else it’s a FLOP. What ticks my boxes you can read find in the sparkling wine cellar.
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Facts: Schales, Gelber Muskateller, 2013, trocken (dry)
🌐 Region: Flörsheim-Dalsheim, Rheinhessen
🇩🇪🇫🇷 Country: Germany
🍾 Variety: Winzersekt
🍇 Grape varieties: Muscatel
🌶️ Taste: dry
📅 Vintage: 2013
📅 Disgorgement date: June 2020
🥂 Alcohol: 12,0%
🍭 Sugar content: 17-32 g/l
⚠️ Total acidity: 5,2 g/l
💰 Price: 11,95 €
🏆 Rating: POP
🥂 Drink of the day: 12 Juli 2020
Schales is a family winery. It is now in the eighth generation. Specialty of the house are sparkling wines with long maturation and fine perlage.
Schales is located in Rheinhessen. Flörsheim-Dalsheim is the record prize-winning wine village in Germany. s. Guinness Book of Records 1998. Additionally the vineyards are known for the basis of harmonious fruity wines.
If you think you have read this review before, you didn’t. It’s the new vintage 2013. The bottle has a disgorgement date! That’s super. I like it. It clearly proves that the sparkling wine is fresher than fresh. It matured for more than six years.
I still have a bottle of vintage 2012 here. Let’s compare them.
The front looks identical. You have to check the back label to get information like, vintage, disgorgement date, etc.
I’m excited about my third generation of Schales Gelber Muskatellersekt. Each vintage had small, subtle differences at a very high quality level.
The muscatel grape comes in many variations. There are red and white grapes. The full name of the white grape is Muscat Blanc à Petit Grains Ronds. It is characterized by small round berries.
White or yellow muscatel grapes are of the highest quality. Yellow Muscatel is an aromatic grape. It is one of the oldest and best-known varieties of white wine in the world. The grape has an intense fresh, fruity taste. Typical for it is also a not unpleasant taste of nutmeg and other spices.
Deep yellow. The perlage rises finely and steadily. The look easily keeps up with the 2012 vintage. If there was no vintage written on the bottle, you would not see the difference.
Heavenly again. However, the scent of fresh grapes is not quite as intense as in the former vintage. Yes, complaints at a high level, but these are the small, subtle differences. The sparkling wine smells fruity and unmistakably of nutmeg. Spiciness and sweetness are a great combination.
The scent of fresh grapes is strengthened again on the palate.
Notes of nutmeg, oranges, dried fruits, peach and apricots. Spiciness and sweetness harmonize perfectly. Full-bodied taste, almost sweet, without being sticky. Perfect, smooth finish. Vintage 2012 is slightly smoother and rounder at the aftertaste.
POP or Flop
The Schales Gelber Muskateller, 2013, trocken (dry) is a new vintage that brings a lot of happiness.
Open Wine Cellar
At the event “open wine cellar” you have the opportunity to visit the winery’s beautiful, old wood barrel cellar. The in-house wine museum is also open on this day. In addition you can have delicious, home-made, local dishes. Taste all the sparkling wine and wines in a pleasant atmosphere.
You can find the dates here. In German only. The English page has no information.
! There are new business hours !
Check the Schales homepage for information.
Wine tasting only with an appointment.