Sekt – effervescent pleasure for regal moments

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Sekt is a world of wine in and of itself. It falls under the category of sparkling wine, to which French Champagne as well as Crémant from the regions outside the Champagne and the Spanish Cava also belong. They each offer an incomparably effervescent wine experience for very special occasions. But how is Sekt made? What characterises its quality, and what should you know about serving and storing Sekt?

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Hochgewächs Chardonnay - Kessler Hochgewächs Chardonnay - Kessler
Sparkling Wine Sekt brut - bruto Germany Württemberg (DE)
£ 10.72 *
0.75 l (£ 14.29 * / 1 l)
Weißburgunder Sekt Flaschengärung - Rotkäppchen Weißburgunder Sekt Flaschengärung - Rotkäppchen
Sparkling Wine Sekt extra dry Germany Saale Unstrut (DE)
£ 8.45 *
0.75 l (£ 11.27 * / 1 l)
Best Of Pinot Brut Nature 2018 - Winzerhof Stahl Best Of Pinot Brut Nature 2018 - Winzerhof Stahl
Sparkling Wine Sekt brut nature - dosage zéro Germany Franconia (DE)
£ 14.50 *
0.75 l (£ 19.33 * / 1 l)
Sekt halbtrocken - Rotkäppchen Sekt halbtrocken - Rotkäppchen
Sparkling Wine Sekt semi-dry Germany Saale Unstrut (DE)
£ 3.95 *
0.75 l (£ 5.27 * / 1 l)
Reese van Ling Riesling brut 2017 - Bergdolt-Reif & Nett Reese van Ling Riesling brut 2017 - Bergdolt-Reif & Nett
Sparkling Wine Sekt brut - bruto Germany Palatinate
£ 12.00 *
0.75 l (£ 16.00 * / 1 l)
Perlage Rosé 2020 - Oliver Zeter Perlage Rosé 2020 - Oliver Zeter
Sparkling Wine Sekt semi-dry Germany Palatinate
£ 8.04 *
0.75 l (£ 10.72 * / 1 l)
- Riesling extra brut b.A. - Wein- und Sektgut Barth
Sparkling Wine Sekt extra brut Germany Rheingau (DE) Hattenheim (DE)
£ 12.81 *
0.75 l (£ 17.08 * / 1 l)
Hochgewächs Rosé Brut - Kessler Hochgewächs Rosé Brut - Kessler
Sparkling Wine Sekt brut - bruto Germany Württemberg (DE)
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Sauvignon Blanc Brut 2020 - Oliver Zeter Sauvignon Blanc Brut 2020 - Oliver Zeter
Sparkling Wine Sekt brut - bruto Germany Palatinate
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0.75 l (£ 15.99 * / 1 l)
La Belle Rosé Brut 2019 - Oliver Zeter La Belle Rosé Brut 2019 - Oliver Zeter
Sparkling Wine Sekt brut - bruto Germany Palatinate
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0.75 l (£ 20.39 * / 1 l)
Superb Sekt Trocken - Schlossberg Sektkellerei Superb Sekt Trocken - Schlossberg Sektkellerei
Sparkling Wine Sekt trocken - dry - sec Germany Baden (DE)
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0.75 l (£ 7.41 * / 1 l)
Rubin Sekt Tradition - Rotkäppchen Rubin Sekt Tradition - Rotkäppchen
Sparkling Wine Sekt semi-dry Germany Saale Unstrut (DE)
£ 3.62 *
0.75 l (£ 4.83 * / 1 l)
Zeró Grande Cuvée 2019 - Oliver Zeter Zeró Grande Cuvée 2019 - Oliver Zeter
Sparkling Wine Sekt brut - bruto Germany Palatinate
£ 20.93 *
0.75 l (£ 27.91 * / 1 l)
1851 Muskateller Sekt trocken - Weingut Kiefer 1851 Muskateller Sekt trocken - Weingut Kiefer
Sparkling Wine Sekt trocken - dry - sec Germany Baden (DE) Kaiserstuhl (DE)
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Bubbly Brut Sekt 2017 - Markus Schneider Bubbly Brut Sekt 2017 - Markus Schneider
Sparkling Wine Sekt brut - bruto Germany Palatinate
£ 12.49 *
0.75 l (£ 16.65 * / 1 l)
Jägergrün Riesling Sekt Brut - Kessler Jägergrün Riesling Sekt Brut - Kessler
Sparkling Wine Sekt brut - bruto Germany Württemberg (DE)
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How the base wine becomes Sekt

The production of Sekt begins with a base wine which must have an alcohol content of at least 9 volume percent. For sparkling wine, the grapes are harvested when ripe, albeit a bit earlier than for a conventional still wine. At that point, they exhibit a lower sugar content and higher acidity. It is this wine that is needed to make Sekt. A sugar-yeast mixture is then added to the base wine in order to stimulate a secondary fermentation. During this process, the wine is kept in a pressure vessel from which the ensuing carbon dioxide cannot escape. The vessel can be a steel tank, but - when it is made with the traditional method - it can also be the bottle in which you later purchase your Sekt. Especially inexpensive Sekt is most often fermented in steel pressure tanks. Following secondary fermentation, the Sekt begins a resting period which can last several months. This period, in turn, is followed by the removal of the yeast sediment – the lees - which is done by first riddling the bottles and then disgorging the sediment that has gathered in the bottleneck if the Sekt has been made in the traditional method. At this point, the dosage, either a mixture of wine and sugar or simply a sweet wine, is added to make up for the loss of wine caused by removal of the yeast sediment. This, and only this, is what determines the sweetness of the finished Sekt, which can range from brut nature (no additional sweetness) to brut, dry, semi-dry and even sweet. At the end of the process, Sekt must have an alcohol content of at least at least 10 volume percent.

Quality Categories: What is the difference between Sekt and Winzersekt?

The designation 'Sekt' already stands for a quality sparkling wine that is different from other sparkling wines such as Prosecco, at least in its 'Tranquillo' form, and Frizzante. If secondary bottle fermentation is used in the production of a Spumante, then it too can often be called 'Sekt'. You can also buy 'Winzersekt (Engl: vintner Sekt) which originates from a specific wine-growing region (b.A.) and has an even higher quality rating. In order for a Sekt to be classified as a Sekt b.A., the base wine must be a quality wine from a specific wine growing region (QbA), which is declared on the label. It must also undergo laboratory testing and intensive evaluation by officially licensed tasters. When you buy Winzersekt, you are ensured of a product whereby the base wine has been dosed with wine from both the same vintage and winery, and is made exclusively with the traditional bottle fermentation method.

Interesting facts about Sekt

At which temperature is Sekt best served?

The optimal refrigerator temperature is between 6 and 7 degrees Celsius. This temperature is ideal for a white Sekt. A rosé Sekt tastes best when served at a temperature one or two degrees higher. In this case, it is sufficient to take the bottle out of the refrigerator to rest in a cool spot out of direct sunlight for half an hour before serving. Red Sekt, in contrast, is best served a little warmer – at about 10 degrees Celsius.

How to Store Sekt Properly

Storing Sekt in a cool dark place is unproblematic. The bottles should, however, be stored upright, not horizontally. It is very easy to store Sekt in the door of the refrigerator where it cools to drinking temperature in just a few hours. If the Sekt does have to be cooled faster than that, do not place it in the freezer: It should be set into a Champagne bowl filled with ice water and ice cubes.

How long does Sekt keep?

In contrast to some other types of wine, the quality of Sekt from Germany and other countries does not improve with age – on the contrary. Very small amounts of carbon dioxide escape through the cork. This occurs faster with plastic corks than with high-quality natural corks. The Sekt not only loses its effervescence, its flavour also deteriorates. When you buy Sekt online, that doesn't, however, mean that you have to drink it right after it has been delivered. If it is correctly stored, simple Sekts can last for up to about 6 months, and top quality Sekt can be stored for about two to four years.

How long does an opened bottle of Sekt keep?

The answer to this question is easy: a few hours. With a special Champagne closure and stored in the refrigerator, Sekt can still be enjoyed, albeit with a slight decrease in quality, for up to 24 hours. The special closure makes it possible to use up the rest of an opened Sekt bottle the following evening.

How many calories in a glass of Sekt

The calories in a glass of Sekt depend upon both its alcohol and sugar content. For example: A dry Sekt with 12.5 volume percent - or ten grams of alcohol in 100 ml - will have about 71 calories in addition to about 8 calories from is sugar content for a total of just under 80 calories per glass. This type of Sekt thus contains about 600 calories per bottle.

Which foods does Sekt go with?

Sekt is traditionally served in Champagne glasses as an apéritif. Sekt goes well with salmon canapés, bruschetta, delicious vol-au-vents or puff pastry filled with ragout fin. A good Sekt can also be paired with a light starter such as poached fish or steamed vegetables. A truly royal marriage takes place when Winzersekt is paired with asparagus. The most noble of vegetables harmonises perfectly with this sparkling pleasure.

Buy Sekt on invoice from Vinello and enjoy many other benefits!

You can not only buy Sekt at great prices from Vinello. An our online wine shop, you also have the opportunity – even from your first order – to buy wine and many other gourmet products on invoice. You, of course, also have the opportunity to order Sekt online from us and select from the 15 other payment methods we offer. Whichever method you choose, you receive our 28-day money back guarantee. And at Vinello, you also buy the best wine. Ordering Sekt online from Vinello couldn't be any safer, more convenient or fast.

Things to know about Sekt
Bei welcher Temperatur sollte deutscher Sekt serviert werden?
Die optimale Kühlschranktemperatur liegt bei sechs bis sieben Grad Celsius. Für einen weißen Sekt ist dies ideal. Ein Rosé Sekt fühlt sich bei einem bis zwei Grad mehr am wohlsten. Dazu reicht es aus, die Flasche aus dem Kühlschrank vor dem Öffnen etwa eine halbe Stunde an einem schattigen, nicht zu warmen Plätzchen in der Küche stehen zu lassen. Roter Sekt hingegen mag es mit um die zehn Grad Celsius etwas wärmer.
Wie wird Sekt richtig gelagert?
Die Lagerung von Sekt ist an einem kühlen und dunklen Ort unproblematisch. Allerdings sollten die Flaschen nicht liegend sondern aufrecht stehend aufbewahrt werden. Im Kühlschrank kann also Sekt günstig in der Tür untergebracht werden, wo er nach einigen Stunden Trinktemperatur annimmt. Soll das Kühlen schneller erfolgen, wird der Sekt nicht ins Gefrierfach sondern für knapp eine halbe Stunde in einen mit Eiswasser und Eiswürfeln gefüllten Sektkübel gestellt.
Wie lange ist Sekt haltbar?
Im Unterschied zu so manchem Wein gewinnt trinkreifer Sekt aus Deutschland und anderen Ländern mit der Dauer seiner Lagerung nicht an Qualität - im Gegenteil. Durch den Korken entweichen nämlich unablässig winzige Mengen an Kohlensäure. Bei Plastikkorken geschieht dies in höherem Maße als bei hochwertigen Naturkorken. Dadurch verliert er mit der Zeit nicht nur sein Prickeln sondern auch an Aroma. Wenn Sie Ihren Sekt online kaufen, heißt das nun nicht, dass Sie ihn unmittelbar nach der Lieferung trinken müssen. Richtig gelagert können einfachere Sorten rund ein halbes bis ein Jahr überdauern und Spitzenqualitäten etwa zwei bis vier Jahre.
Wie lange ist offener Sekt haltbar?
Die Antwort auf diese Frage ist recht einfach: wenige Stunden. Mit einem speziellen Sektverschluss und einer Aufbewahrung im Kühlschrank können daraus unter Inkaufnahme leichter Qualitätsverluste auch 24 Stunden werden. So kann die angebrochene Flasche Sekt immerhin noch am nächsten Abend geleert werden.
Wieviele Kalorien hat eigentlich ein Glas Sekt?
Der Kaloriengehalt von Sekt schwankt abhängig vom Alkohol- sowie vom Restzuckergehalt. Ein trockener Sekt beispielsweise mit 12,5 Volumenprozent oder 10 Gramm Alkohol auf 100 Milliliter hat daraus 71 Kilokalorien. Dazu kommen bis zu etwa 7,8 Kilokalorien für den Restzucker, womit ein kleines Gläschen dieses Sekts knapp 80 Kilokalorien hat. Einen solchen Sekt bestellen Sie also mit rund 600 Kilokalorien die Flasche.
Zu welchen Speisen passt Sekt am besten?
Traditionell werden Sektgläser als Aperitif gereicht. Als Häppchen zum Sekt passen Lachs-Canapes, Bruschetta oder auch köstliche Vol-au-vents beziehungsweise Ragout gefüllte Blätterteig-Pasteten. Ein guter Sekt kann ohne weiteres auch eine leichte Hauptspeise wie gedünsteten Fisch oder gedämpftes Gemüse begleiten. Ein wahres Königinnen-Treffen findet statt, wenn Winzersekt und Spargel zusammenkommen, harmonieren der prickelnde Genuss und das wohl edelste aller Gemüse doch ideal miteinander.