Worth knowing

Cork flavour

If a wine or Sekt tastes of cork, the reason is usually the bottle closure, meaning the cork. If it’s defective or porous, it can affect or even ruin the flavour of the beverage.

Storage of Sekt bottles

A special surface treatment allows the Sekt bottle to withstand the high pressure inside. Sekt bottles should not be stored in shelves made from clay or stone, as the sharp edges could damage the surface finish of the bottles. Ideally, Sekt bottles should be stored standing up at a cool, constant temperature.

Goods stored for too long

Sekt leaves the winery after maturing for several months. Stored correctly, all of the quality characteristics are maintained for a period of approximately two years.

Drinking temperature

Sekt should be enjoyed cold, but should never be frozen. If Sekt is too cold, its flavours will be less perceptible.

Sekt and a vegan lifestyle

Gelatin is permitted in the manufacturing process and used as required. It helps to bind any insoluble matter in the wine and is filtered out to the highest degree possible following clarification. If gelatin has been used, the Sekt cannot be labelled a vegan product.

Opening a bottle of Sekt

  1. Open the capsule at the corresponding spot.
  2. If you’re right-handed, hold the bottle around the neck with your left hand, securing the cork with your thumb.
  3. Twist the metal loop and remove it. 
Hold the cork in place with your thumb.
  4. Still holding the cork in place, turn the bottle to remove the cork. If it refuses to come out, a nutcracker or a special pair of Sekt pliers may help. To ensure the cork does not injure anyone when it pops out, please point the bottle away from people at all times.
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