The Geldermann Privatsektkellerei based in Breisach in south-west Germany will this year once again be a stylish partner of the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix in Stuttgart. The foundation for the collaboration is formed by a common philosophy: Geldermann and Porsche are bound by products of outstanding quality and the highest standards.
Sekt – German sparkling wine – is not necessarily Sekt. The renowned Gelderman sekt stands for a cuvée that exudes extravagance, elegance and French esprit. A special production method is needed before one can enjoy the premium sparkling wine – the Geldermann Privatsektkellerei based in Breisach am Rhein produces its sekt exclusively by using the traditional bottle fermentation method. The tradition has been stylishly cultivated since the brand’s first beginnings in 1838.
The time-consuming method has traditionally stood for the success of Geldermann Sekt. And the renown of the multi-facetted range of Geldermann of sparkling wines has not undisputed for years and not only by discriminating connoisseurs.
Frenchman Marc Gauchey embodies like no other the cuvée full of extravagance and French esprit belonging to “his” Gelderman specialities. The oenologist and winery manager at the Geldermann Privatsektkellerei says: “In the traditional bottle fermentation at Geldermann, carefully selected premium quality base wines are laid to rest on the yeast for at least two years in the bottle. After the maturing process has come to an end, the lees have to wander gradually down into the neck of the bottle.” To do this the bottles are placed crown down in riddling racks and are manually turned 1/8th twice a day before being replaced at a slightly increased angle until the yeast has collected in the neck of the bottle.
This is followed by the disgorging process whereby the lees are removed from the neck. To do this the neck of the bottle is dipped in a minus 24° centigrade cold brine bath. When opening the bottle the pressure of the carbon dioxide forces out the frozen lees.
Finally the sparkling wine is topped up with a “liqueur d'expédition” which is finely balanced to give the sekt its desired taste. The complex bottle fermentation method results in a superior product that is second to none. Whether classically elegant or young and sparkling: Geldermann is a sekt for people with the highest expectations.
The Geldermann Privatsektkellerei in Breisach is open to visitors, individual guests and groups all round the year Monday to Saturday at 2.00 pm – from March to October also on Sundays and public holidays. The guided tours around the historical cellars under the town’s Münsterberg and the impressive vaults dating back to the 15th century are an unforgettable experience.