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: –
🌶️ Taste: brut nature
📅 Vintage: 2009
📅 Disgorgement date: 04/2020
🥂 Alcohol: 12,0%
🍭 Sugar content: –
⚠️ Total acidity: –
💰 Price: 11,95 €
🏆 Rating: FLOP
🥂 Drink of the day: 12 Mai 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 (Guinness Book of Records 1998). Additionally the vineyards are known for the basis of harmonious fruity wines.
Today I finally got the first Winzersekt with disgorgement date. Schales Winzersekt 2009, brut nature. I’m presently very happy that one of the favourite vineyards has new sparking wines to offer.
Unfortunately, you can not see the grape variety on the label. I personally think that is a bit strange. It reminds me specifically of the French and the things they do not write on a champagne label. I’m not impressed.
When asked at Schales about the gape, I found out that it is a Bacchus. Bacchus brut nature? My donkey senses are tingling.
Anyway, I will taste Schales Winzersekt 2009 without having Bacchus Sekt, trocken, 2008 in mind. Our Heroldrebe Zero dosage experiment worked fine.
Pale yellow. The perlage is nothing special.
Smells like a heavily watered down spritzer. Fruit notes are hardly recognizable.
Very thin at the palate. I’m looking for aromas and can’t find many. Very mineral taste. Doesn’t only smell like a watered down spritzer, it tastes accordingly.
POP or Flop
The Schales Winzersekt 2009, brut nature went completely wrong in my opinion. I find it loveless and boring. The certain Schales something is surprisingly missing. The typical, fruity taste is gone.
I don’t say it is bad quality. It just reminds me too much of a Champagne. And that is not my favorite drink. As you know and to repeat: “It mustn’t be always Champagne.
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 !
Wine sales (without wine tasting): Monday to Friday from 8:00 to 12:00.
Wine tasting only with appointment.