Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Wine Finds: Red Sparkling Wine Made from Syrah

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Wine Finds: Red Sparkling Wine Made from Syrah

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If you're in the market for an unusual wine for a holiday gift or to serve at an upcoming party, consider a sparkler from family- owned Treveri Cellars, based in Wapato, Wash. Treveri is a rarity in Washington because it only makes sparkling wines, most of which are made from 100 percent single grape varietals. Its wines are made through the Mthode Champenoise, the same process used to make French Champagne, in which the wine goes through a second fermentation in its own bottle.

The founder of the winery is Juergen Grieb, who was born in the German town of Trier, located on the Mosel River. The name Treveri is based on an ancient spelling of the town. Grieb had worked in the German sparkling wine industry before coming to Washington State in the 1980s to make riesling with famous German wine producer Wolfgang Langguth.

Grieb launched his own winery in 2010, and its portfolio includes sparkling white wines made from German varietals including riesling, gewrztraminer and Mueller-Thurgau. …

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