We may be familiar with white or rosé sparkling Pinot Noir, but how often do you see a red sparkling Pinot Noir? This Traditional method red Sekt from Scloss Vaux is made from Pinot Noir in the well respected (albeit somewhat unfortunately named) VDP village in the Rheingau and aged on lees for 3.5 years.
Light ruby-garnet colour. Sour cherry, blueberry, yeast, brioche, and a touch of forest floor and savoury on the nose. Creamy mousse, dry and crisp acidity, medium bodied and alcohol with light tannins. More red fruits and a touch of salinity on the palate. Nice example of a dry sparkling red, which can often be quite sweet to smooth out the harsh tannins.
Good with a rich stew, roast game (or local pork knuckle!) or chocolate dessert.