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Szigeti Cuvee Prestige Brut 750ml  
Sku: 1559054
The charm of our characteristic sparkling wines lies in their flavour and bouquet. Carefully hand-picked and selected grapes from the finest vineyards around the beautiful Neusiedler Lake co ...more
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Country: Austria
Region: Weinland
Sub-Region: Burgenland
Appellation: Neusiedlersee
Grape Varietal: Blaufrankisch,Chardonnay,Pinot
Type: Sparkling
Reg. $29.99
On Sale $25.99
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Sparkling Rose-Gold in colour, delicate cherry-blossom flavour; fine Mousseux, fresh and vivid charme, balanced acidity, long-lasting infatuating finish.

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The charm of our characteristic sparkling wines lies in their flavour and bouquet. Carefully hand-picked and selected grapes from the finest vineyards around the beautiful Neusiedler Lake combined with extraordinary gentle processing. No room for artificial additives. This superb stylish fizz is honest, unadulterated and pleasantly salubrious.
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The charm of our characteristic sparkling wines lies in their flavour and bouquet. Carefully hand-picked and selected grapes from the finest vineyards around the beautiful Neusiedler Lake combined with extraordinary gentle processing. No room for artificial additives. This superb stylish fizz is honest, unadulterated and pleasantly salubrious.

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Varietal Composition 33% Chardonnay, 33% Pinot Blanc, and 34% Blaufrankisch

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Theirs is a deceptively simple approach to the production of high-quality, affordable sparkling wine. First, they insist on using only the finest grapes from carefully tended vineyards. Next, they generate a firm bubble using the Methode Traditionnelle (a highly labor-intensive bottle-fermentation process). The wines acquire a distinctive mousseux due to the use of yeasts indigenous to the classical Champagne region in France. The dosages are typically prepared with local sweet wines. For Szigeti, the process of Methode Traditionnelle must not trump the integrity of the fruit. In other words, the dominant perfumes and flavors of the wines should be of the varietal, and should not be masked at all by the yeasty, fermentative flavors of secondary fermentation in bottle. Though such a goal is often in place in the production of still wines, it is surprisingly unusual in the production of sparkling wine. As a test of this philosophy, Szigeti crafts sparkling wine from a dozen different varietals and the hallmark of each is varietal expression. There is no better example of the strength of this philosophy than the Gruner Veltliner Brut.

Food pairing
Pair with baked brie, grilled prawns, or butternut squash soup.

Producer
Modern day Szigeti (pronounced ZIG-it-ee) was born in 1990, when brothers Norbert and Peter Szigeti returned to their hometown of Gols, to take over the family business. Past generation family members had produced small quantities of wine in their village in a traditional mixed agriculture system. Norbert trained in enology and worked in a large sparkling wine firm in Vienna, while Peter completed hotel management school and worked both in Austria and abroad. The brothers combined their skills and increased knowledge of the market beyond their village, to open the Sektkellerei (”Sparkling Cellar”). The winery”s philosophy is succinctly noted at the top of their letterhead: ”Traditional bottle fermentation * Unmistakable fizz * Unique character.”

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