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Urban 'Nik Weis Selection' Riesling 2018
Nik Weis, owner and winemaker of Germanys renowned St. Urbans-Hof Weingut has sourced the best quality wines from neighboring vineyards to produce URBAN RIESLING, a new wine with traditional roots. The Nik. Weis Selection label attests to the fact that the wine has met Niks rigorous standards and reflects the traditional taste profile of top-quality Mosel Riesling wine
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Size:750mL (wine)
Closure:Screw Cap
Store Item ID:#6913
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Nik Weis, owner and winemaker of Germanys renowned St. Urbans-Hof Weingut has sourced the best quality wines from neighboring vineyards to produce URBAN RIESLING, a new wine with traditional roots. The Nik. Weis Selection label attests to the fact that the wine has met Niks rigorous standards and reflects the traditional taste profile of top-quality Mosel Riesling wine
About St. Urbans-Hof
For our family, wine has been at the heart of life for generations. Our deep respect for the traditions of our region remains, as ever, the guarantee for the quality of our wines.
In our endeavours we give highest priority to maintaining the egological balance of our vineyards, in the belief that as winemakers we must recognize and respect the fragile unity of viticulture and nature.

St. Urbans-Hof employs traditional methods of wine growing and winemaking which have been used in the Mosel and Saar Valleys for centuries, some of which date back to the Romans. For example, the vines are grown on the traditional single-post 'Heart-binding' trellis system, whereby the canes are tied in the shape of a heart.

Also, organic fertilizers are utilized in order to maintain the natural balance of the soil. Most importantly, yields are kept at low levels in order to achieve intense and well-structured wines. For optimal flavour development, leaves are thinned and grapes are harvested as late as possible to allow for maximum ripening. All grapes are hand picked and carried from the vineyard in traditional shoulder-mounted containers called 'hotten' to ensure optimal fruit quality.

Just as important as the great length taken to deliver the best possible fruit from the vineyard is the careful attention given to the proper traetment of the grapes by cellarmaster Rudolf Hoffmann. The grapes are lightly crushed, after which they remain on the skins for a short period to ensure the complete release of aromas into the juice.

After this, the pulp of skins and juice is gently pressed and fermented in stainless steel tanks at cool cellar temperatures to fully capture the aromas, flavours and delicate natural spritz of the Riesling grape. The wines are then transferred into traditional 1000 litre 'Fuder' barrels for several months to harmonize, after which they are lightly filtered and bottled.
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EMPIRE STAFF REVIEW
"Touch of sweetness to balance out the stern acidity. Good weight at this price point. Flavors are a little muddled, but this bottle is delicious for 8 bucks."
Posted byDan on Jun 16, 2015
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Posted bycustomer on Nov 29, 2019Verified Purchase
excellent wine
"excellent Riesling at a great price"
Posted byPaul on Nov 29, 2018Verified Purchase
Great Reisling
"I love Reisling. This isn’t too sweet. Had it at a local restaurant and started to order from Empire. It is priced less than my previous FAV Reisling."
Posted byMary on Nov 29, 2017Verified Purchase
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