Specialists in the sparkling sector include privately owned artisanal wineries as well as the big, well-known Sekt producers. In terms of grape varieties, the most favoured in the Weinviertel are Welschriesling and Grüner Veltliner, while in other wine-growing regions, Riesling and Sauvignon Blanc also yield sparkling wines with great character. Pinot cuvée blends based on good old French traditions never go out of fashion.
These Sekts are the perfect accompaniment for pale meat, poultry, rich and spicy vegetable dishes, as well as rice and pasta – not to mention fish and raw seafood. The rule here is: the more full-bodied the Sekt, the stronger the flavours in the dish can be. Extra brut and brut nature Sekt should be paired with dishes with a creamier mouthfeel to achieve a better balance.
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