|About the product|
|Product||Nik Weis Urban Riesling 2020|
|Brand||WEINGUT NIK WEIS|
|Grape variety||100% Riesling|
|Awards||WS: 90/100 (2020)|
|Tasting notes||This Riesling is honest, authentic, with a true origin. That means that it has a complex, smoky and floral nose, a juicy, fruity elegant mouthfeel with a minerality that leaves a desire for the next sip.|
|Food matching||light or spicy dishes|
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.
This Riesling is honest, authentic, with a true origin. That means that it has a complex, smoky and floral nose, a juicy, fruity elegant mouthfeel with a minerality that leaves a desire for the next sip. This wine reflects the traditional taste profile of top quality Mosel Riesling wine: brilliant fruit, lively acidity, delicious on its own, or a perfect accompaniment to light or spicy dishes.
TRADITION AND COMMITMENT 传统与承诺
For generations wine has been central to the Weis Family, and their deep respect for the traditions of their region has always been the guiding principle in the production of the St. Urbans- Hof wines. Their highest priority is to maintain the ecological balance of the vineyards, led by their strong conviction that the fragile unity of viticulture and nature must be recognized and respected.
Nikolaus (Nik) Weis is the third generation of the Family to tend vines since his Grandfather, Nicolaus Weis founded the St. Urbans-Hof estate in 1947. Nicolaus was awarded the prestigious title "Oekonomierat" (Chancellor of Agriculture) in 1969 for his dedication to the wine culture of the country and his name and title have become a suffix to the estate's name. Nik's father, Hermann Weis, carried on the Family's tradition and today Nik oversees the estate's 40 hectares in the Mosel and Saar.
From early age on Nik involved himself in every aspect of the work at St. Urbans-Hof, from propagating vines at the estate's own nursery to cultivating the vineyards and making wine. After obtaining a degree in viticulture and enology at the Institute of Geisenheim - Germany, one of the world's leading viticultural and enological universities, Nik broadened his experience by working and studying in Champagne, California, Canada's Niagara Peninsula and the Nahe Region in his native Germany. Armed with these valuable experiences, Nik has established St. Urbans-Hof as one of the leaders in quality and innovation among German wineries.