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Henkell, a bubbly giant grows bigger

Henkell Trocken is one of the world’s most famous sparkling wines. The German company Henkell & Co is also the largest producer in the world of sparkling wines since the purchase of Spanish Freixenet in March 2018. Henkell now accounts for 8% of the world market for bubbles and is aiming for 10%. In addition to its production of sekt and cava, Henkell also owns the prosecco producer Mionetto and Champagnes Alfred Gratien.

Henckel Trocken is not dry although it certainly sounds like it. No matter the language, it’s the common EU rules that apply (no doubt based on old customs from Champagne). Sec, dry or trocken, in bubble language, all mean – rather confusing – that the wines have between 17 and 32 grams of sugar per litre. More like semi-sweet. There is also a less known Henkell Brut. More dry.

Read more about the giant company Henkell & Co on winemag

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