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- sadie - 12-05-2011 01:43 AM
my father has a unopened bottle of pennrich 1874 medium. it has been forgotten in the bottom of a chest in his home for 65 years. just would like as much info as possible.
- TheEngineer - 12-06-2011 05:49 AM
Sekt is the German term for quality sparkling wine. The majority of Sekt produced (around 95%) is made by the Charmat method with the remaining premium Sekt being made according to the méthode traditionnelle. Cheap sparkling wine made with CO2 injection must not be called Sekt, but rather Schaumwein (German for sparkling wine, literally "foam wine"), semi-sparkling wine is called Perlwein. Around 90 percent of Sekt is made at least partially from imported wines from Italy, Spain and France. Sekt labeled as Deutscher Sekt is made exclusively from German grapes,
Not being able to find it specifically but there are many references to Pennrich 1874 so it is likely that the date is part of the brand name for that sekt versus a real vintage year. Some articles reference that they have bottles since the 70's so I can't help to validate the age either.