About This Wine
Sometimes, a new generation takes over and ruins a business.
Sometimes, it infuses a business with new life. Weingut St. Urbans-Hof could have gone either way when third-generation winemaker Nik Weis took over the estate in 1997. Happily, Weis turned St. Urbans-Hof into one of the hottest wineries in Germany’s Mosel region.
Weis remembers the 2011 harvest well. “As we were nearing the end of the season, our grapes started to turn into a beautiful golden yellow,” he says. “But we resisted the urge to harvest because we realized how enormous the potential of the material was. We decided to take the gamble and leave the grapes on the vine to ripen further, and we were blessed with a warm and sunny October.”
Would a previous generation have made the same decision? We’ll never know the answer to that question. What we do know is that the finished wine is a classic Mosel Riesling.
One of the world's great grapes. Distinctive floral bouquet with balancing acidity. Grows best in cool areas where grapes ripen slowly. Subject to " noble rot", making wines of great richness and sweetness. Low alcohol.
- Grape Composition:100% Riesling
- Grape Source:Mosel Growing Region of Germany
- Aromas & Flavors:Apple, Peach, Pear, Honey, Tropical Fruit, Spice and Minerals
- When to Drink:Now Through 2015
- Food Pairing SuggestionThai cuisine, or shrimp scampi.
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