Secretary of state for the economy Francine Closener at the Vinsmoselle stand at Springbreak alongside Vinsmoselle’s president Josy Gloden and director general Patrick Berg (far right)
Cabinet minister Francine Closener was the first to officially taste Poll-Fabaire’s new vintage on Wednesday evening. Vinsmoselle has also launched a number of other new wines.
A well-balanced yet crisp crémant, the new cuvée from Crémants Poll-Fabaire is based on riesling, which gives it a splendidly fruity finish. Secretary of state for the economy Francine Closener certainly seemed to enjoy the new sparkling wine when she visited the Vinsmoselle stand at Springbreak just after the event’s official opening. The crémant is packaged in the “Let’s Make It Happen” colours of the government’s nation branding drive.
The wine making collective has also recently launched four other new wines. The high-end Ongkak riesling and Foulschette pinot gris are both aged in oak barrels and complement the Enschberg pinot blanc, which was launched last year. The Foulschette pinot gris is a beautifully rounded wine with delicately oaky notes that do not overpower its fruitiness.
Also new on the Vinsmoselle palette is an auxerrois Sélection des Asperges. Launched just in time for the asparagus season, this fresh and young wine has a great aroma and mineral hints that match the earthy flavours of the popular vegetable. Then there is a pinot noir Rosé d’été, which is another crisp wine that is aimed at fans of barbeque.
Wine lovers can taste some 26 sparkling and still wines at the Vinsmoselle stand at Springbreak, including selections from its Charta Schengen Prestige line (we recommend the pinot gris), the Edmond de la Fontaine label and two sweet “vin de paille” (straw wine) vintages--an auxerrois and a gewürztraminer--that both won top prizes at the Mundusvini awards at the Berliner Wine Trophy.