This pretty wine is perfect for sipping and savoring. It is buoyant and fresh with aromas and flavors of blueberry, raspberry and strawberry alongside hints of rose petals and fresh herbs, including woodruff, lilac and elderflower.
Founded in 1947, Nik Weis – St. Urbans-Hof has become one of the most important and classic wineries in the Mosel region. Since 2000, the Riesling winery is member of Germany’s renowned VDP (Association of German Quality Wine Estates). The approximately 45 hectares of vineyards stretch for around 60 km along the Mosel and Saar rivers and are cultivaed in a traditional manner in harmony with nature. Five of the prestigious individual crus, in which world-class Rieslings grow, are classified as Wines from great Sites (VDP.Grosse Lage). The wines are fermented exclusively with indigenous yeasts.
The Pinot Noir grapes are harvested by hand and after a short maceration, are gently pressed to produce the wine’s gorgeous pale salmon hue. The must undergoes a spontaneous or ‘wild’ fermentation at cool temperatures (i.e. no cultured yeast is added). The wine is bottled soon after fermentation to retain freshness and vivacity.
Pairs well with shellfish, poultry dishes, appetizers and snacks, and mild or soft cheeses.