2011 Stein 'Ohne' Extra Brut Sekt,750ml

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Electrically crisp, dry sparkling Riesling from the Mosel Valley. Winemaker Ulli Stein has a PhD in biology but fell into winemaking, now living in an old hotel near his vines, commonly visited by Bohemian wine lovers. Made sparkling by the traditional method, same as Champagne production. 

From the mouth of the importer (Vom Boden):

"It’s perhaps difficult to speak of an overarching “style” at Stein; or maybe it’s that the word, the concept, just doesn’t feel right. Winemaking with Ulli is refreshingly light on “style,” on some idea projected into the vineyards, and more about what the vineyards say to him. Certainly there is a focus on wines that are dry; lightness and zip are more important than gobs of fruit. Complexity is good, but not at the expense of the whole – better to be simple and well done than overdone and, well, a mess. Cut is more important than size."

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