This time in a glass we have two sparkling wines, Sekt, from the Jülg Winery from the Palatinate. But that is only part of the truth. The winery is located in Schweigen-Rechtenbach, which in turn is located in the very south of the Palatinate on the border to France and Jülg cultivates both vineyards in Germany and vineyards in France. In the meantime completely without a passport, which was not always the case. Beautiful, European world. The winery itself writes “Wine has no borders”. That says it all. Back to the Sekts: We drink a Crémant from 2018, a cuvée of Chardonnay and Pinot Blanc and a Blanc de Noir from 2017, made from Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier. All hand-picked, all traditional bottle fermentation.
The Crémant has a rather vinous nose, there is fresh pear, some elderflower, so not the syrup, more the fresh flower, some lychee is also included. Easy drinking comes to my mind, Sunday breakfast. On the palate some quince, the acidity has a nice bite. In the nose almost a bit sweet, which is not so strong in taste. The better half tastes white currants and fresh green apple. Bright and really intensly fruity. It is too much for me, but she really likes it.
The Blanc de Noir is quite different: somewhat lactic, cassis apple juice, tastes relatively dry, for Brut actually very dry. Has a nice length and depth. The nose is darker than the Crémant, the mouthfeel fresh and the acidity lively. This is a great combination. More complexity than the Crémant. Crispier, fuller, with less fruit and more pull. There is apple skin, spice, a little peach. I like it better and it that fits quite well. Two bottles, two preferences. That makes sharing easier.
All in all these are two nice sparkling wines, especially for the price with just under 12 Euro you have a lot of sparkling wine in the glass. The bubbles could be a bit finer, but it doesn’t bother me either. They will definitely end up in the cellar again.