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.
Facts: Schales, Weisser Burgunder 2009 extra-trocken (extra dry)
🌐 Region: Flörsheim-Dalsheim, Rheinhessen
🇩🇪🇫🇷 Country: Germany
🍾 Variety: Winzersekt
🍇 Grape varieties: Pinot Blanc
🌶️ Taste: extra dry
📅 Vintage: 2009
📅 Disgorgement date: –
🥂 Alcohol: 13,5%
🍭 Sugar content: 15,2 g/l
⚠️ Total acidity: 5,8 g/l
💰 Price: 11,95 €
🏆 Rating: POP
🥂 Drink of the day: 21 October 2020
Today I have opened a bottle of Schales sparkling wine again. It is important to realize when it is enough with experiments and FLOP ratings. Time for known concepts.
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.
I bought the bottle of sparkling wine, that I drink here, in 2017. Meanwhile, there is a generation with a disgorgement date end of 2019. The Pinot Blanc has been maturing in the bottle for over 10 years now.
Weissburgunder or Weisser Burgunder is the German, Austrian name for the Pinot blanc. It is a white burgundery grape. Don’t confuse it with Chardonnay (Blanc de Blanc). Pinot Blanc is a mutation of the Pinot Gris (Grauburgunder).
Fine moussex and straw coloured.
Weissburgunder (Pinot Blanc) smells almost neutral. The smell is generally very delicate and soft. Fruity smell of apples, pears, quinces and citrus fruits.
Der Schales, Weisser Burgunder, 2009 extratrocken (extra-dry) seems a bit neutral at first, but still elegant. The sparkling wine does not overwhelm, as e.g. the Kernersekt. But it has a rich body and is very well balanced. On the palate are floral aromas paired with fruitiness. The Sekt has the right sweetnesss.
Undeniably it has a super pleasant ripeness and is not a bit acidic. A perfect mix.
POP or Flop
POP. An all-rounder.
I love the Schales, Weisser Burgunder, 2009, extra-trocken (extra-dry). It proves that white sparkling wine can be different. It does not have to be specifically made from the usual champagne grapes.
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.