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Nik Weis St. Urbans-Hof Riesling Ockfener Bockstein Kabinett
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Nik Weis St. Urbans-Hof Riesling Ockfener Bockstein Kabinett 2016

Mosel-Saar-Ruwer, GermanyWhen third generation Nik Weis took over St. Urbans-Hof in 1997, he steered the venerable Mosel site sustainable. Organic fertilizers, wild ferment, no additives are all employed to showcase the true nature of this steep slope of gravelled slate. A gentle press and fermentation in stainless at cool cellar temperatures captured the delicacy and light spritz of the grape, before aging in traditional 1000L fuder for a few months. So much ginger here – leading off a rich and full kabinett riesling. Elderflower, lilies, apricot, honeyed pear, gingerale and river rock, and a flush of perfumed tangerine and mandarin. This lingers with rosewater and fine jasmine spicing and a gentle smoked stone.Tasted: 06 July 2017Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: BC 33.99 BCLS MB 27.00 Producer: Weingut Nik Weis St. Urbans-HofDistributors: Renaissance Wine Merchants Ltd.
Varietal: RieslingCSPC: 310524UPC: 4013231000097