Welcome to Pop or FLOP
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.
Don’t take ratings too serious. A sparkling wine is good if it tastes no matter what rating it has received! Your taste is important but stay informed.
🌐 Region: Flörsheim-Dalsheim, Rheinhessen
🇩🇪 Country: Germany
🍾 Variety: Winzersekt
🍇 Grape varieties: Kerner
🌶️ Taste: halbtrocken / medium-dry
📅 Vintage: 2004
📅 Disgorgement date: –
🥂 Alcohol: 13,4%
🍭 Sugar content: 38 g/l
⚠️ Total acidity: 6 g/l
💰 Price: 10,00 €
🏆 Rating: POP
🥂 Drink of the day: 12 Feb 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. Unfortunately the lables are without disgorgement date.
Kerner grapes are white grapes. They are a new Riesling-like breed from the State Education and Research Institute for Viticulture and Pomology Weinsberg (LVWO Weinsberg) in Germany. The grape is named after the Swabian poet Justinus Kerner. He lived in Weinsberg. Kerner wine was popular in the 90s. Since then Kerner wine production has declined sharply.
Clear, light gold tone. Fine mousseux that is integrated perfectly in the sparkling wine.
Nice fruit notes. Apple, pear and honey.
Fruity sweetness, mild and spicy. The Schales Kerner, 2004 has a full palate without appearing too sweet and sticky. Don’t forget the bubbly contains 38 g residual sugar/l. Apple on the tip of the tongue and cool melon aftertaste. Delicate nutmeg notes and honey are complementing the taste. Every sip consists of a lot of fruit. The acidity is juicy, gentle and finely integrated.
POP or Flop
POP! Magnificent sparkling wine experience. The Schales Kerner, 2004 is a nice change if you had enough Pinot Blanc and Riesling.
In my experience, the quality of the Schales winery is top in class. Even without a disgorgement date. I have complete confidence in the Sekt. All Schales bubbles have that certain something, also the Kerner. The typical, fruity taste is unmistakable.
I drank 196 bottles of Schales sparkling wine and one was not for human consumption. It was replaced without discussion.
At the “open 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. All fizz and wines can be tasted. You can find the dates, in German only, here.
The Schales, Kerner, 2004, halbtrocken/ medium-dry, is a sparkling wine for everyone who wants to drink something different. Quality is great, the price is unbeatable.
! There are new opening times!
Wine sales (without wine tasting): Monday to Friday from 8:00 to 12:00.
Wine tasting only with appointment.