Badischer Winzerkeller

Germany

The Baden wine region, the southernmost and third largest in Germany, is primarily a long, slim strip of vineyards nestled between the hills of the Black Forest and the Rhine River, extending some 400 km from north to south.

The wines along the Baden Wine Route are correspondingly varied. Wine connoisseurs have long agreed that they are “blessed by the sun”. Therefore Baden is the only German wine-growing region to be assigned to the EU wine-growing zone B, which means that the wines must have higher Oechsle degrees (more ripeness and natural sugars at harvest) than anywhere else. Plenty of sunshine hours and Germany’s warmest places on the Kaiserstuhl, ensure that this is the case.

Most growers are members of the ca. 100 cooperatives that produce and market about 85% of the region’s wine. The cellar of the region’s central cooperative, Badischer Winzerkeller in Breisach, is the largest in Europe and the fourth-largest in the world. It is with Badischer Winzerkeller (BaWi) that Eberhard cut his first teeth in the world of wine. His father was the first agent representing the Baden wines in Germany and then successfully introducing them to Western Canada upon the family’s move to Canada in 1976. Eberhard interned at BaWi in 1976 and worked as their Export Director from 1992 to 1995. Many friendships were formed in these days that still last today. Together with his friends and former colleagues Erika and Richard, Eberhard selected wines from the winery’s gastronomic range Graf von Kageneck, all elevated in the special small barrel cellar, to complement Enotri’s Baden portfolio.

Wines

Graf von Kageneck Chardonnay Sekt Brut · Profile

Produced in the traditional bottle fermentation method, this premium vintage sparkling wine displays a brilliant golden yellow robe. The extended maturation on the yeast and lees results in a harmonious Sekt with a consistent, elegant bead of fine bubbles. A racy acidity balances ripe and fresh fruit aromas. Overall delicious!

Graf von Kageneck Chardonnay Sekt Brut · Pairing

This elegant sparkling serves as a perfect aperitif or as a companion to salads and a cold buffet. It harmonizes well with fresh seafood and noble fish preparations.

Graf von Kageneck Sauvignon Blanc · Profile

Carefully selected from fully ripened and healthy grapes, grown in one of Tuniberg’s best vineyard sites, this wine shows the typical characteristics of Sauvignon with a combination of notes reminiscent of gooseberry, subtle spice and balanced by a fresh acidity. Refreshing and delightful.

Graf von Kageneck Sauvignon Blanc · Pairing

A harmonious companion to summer salads, fresh seafood, white and green asparagus, and grilled fish.

Graf von Kageneck Muskateller Trocken · Profile

A carefully crafted Muskateller is always a nice alternative to the more expressive and powerful Gewürztraminer. Subtle spicy undertones are complemented by aromas of lilac against a background of citrus. A beautiful fresh acidity brings the wine into perfect harmony.

Graf von Kageneck Muskateller Trocken · Pairing

This refreshing and dry Muskateller serves as a nice aperitif. It also goes well with Asian inspired cuisine.