Lutter & Wegner
In the year of 1811 the wine tavern „Lutter & Wegner“ opened at “Gendarmenmarkt” in Berlin. Soon the tavern turned into the most popular meeting place for notable artists and littérateurs. The tavern’s high quality was valued by both E.T.A. Hoffmann and actor Ludwig Devrient who met regularly at “Lutter & Wegner”. The word “Sekt” (German for sparkling wine) is said to have been born right here: When Devrient arrived one day calling for a glass of sack (the archaic word for sherry) after a performance of Shakespeare’s play “Falstaff” at the nearby playhouse, the waiter, being well aware of the guest's passion for bubbly drinks, brought him sparkling wine. Thus the word “Sekt” was born.
Already in the 19th century the wine house of Lutter & Wegner was, like once again today, a centre of Berlin’s hospitality. Thanks to its high level of quality it was assigned the title “purveyor of the Prussian Court”. Still today the cellar masters feel obliged to this tradition. They create a cuvée of German Riesling wines from select sites, and allow much time to let it mature to a harmonic and balanced sparkling wine.
Lutter & Wegner Gendarmenmarkt Dry
The dry Lutter & Wegner Gendarmenmarkt sparkling wine has 11% alcohol by volume and a dosage of 28 g/l. It is also available in 200ml bottles. It is produced with the Charmat method and traditional grape varieties from classical wine-growing areas are used.
Lutter & Wegner Gendarmenmarkt Red Medium Dry
The semi-dry Lutter & Wegner red sparkling wine (Rotsekt) has 11% alcohol by volume and a dosage of 48 g/l. It is produced with the Charmat method and traditional grape varieties from classical wine-growing areas are used.
Lutter & Wegner Gendarmenmarkt Riesling Extra Dry
For the extra dry premium sparkling wine Lutter & Wegner Riesling, with a particularly fine bead, strictly German Riesling wines from the best German growing areas are utilised. These lend the Riesling-Sekt its harmonious balance and pleasant freshness.