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Primary Notes: Anise, spice Apricot Lemon curd, citrus fruits
Secondary Notes: Honey Brioche
Alcohol (%): 12%
Origin & Awards
Origin: Wachau, Austria
Awards: >90 Pts
Serving Temperature: Best served between 8–10 degrees.
Asian Food Pairing: Sio bak, sashimi, papaya salad
Western Food Pairing: Cajun chicken, roasted pork
Nikolaihof "Vom Stein" Riesling Federspiel 2017
Impressive and singular dry Riesling from one of the most historically significant estates in Austria. For this particular Federspiel, Nikolaihof sources fruit from the Vom Stein (a sub-site of Silberbichel), which has gneiss, mica, and loess soils.
This beautiful Riesling from Nikolaihof offers a very pretty bouquet, showing pretty scent of citrus fruits, lemon curd and apricot. It is incredibly fresh with sweet notes of honey and brioche and a subtle anise underpin. It is bright and juicy with the sweetness of fruits and stimulating acidity. Great pleasure in the mouth as the juiciness flirts with the tongue with a touch of spice. The low alcohol contributes to the palate's desire for more and for the accompaniment of a cuisine that seems as aromatic and original as the wine itself.
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AWARDS & ACCOLADES
- 92 PTS
From loessy, loamy and gravelly soils and aged for six months in large oak casks, the 2017 Vom Stein Riesling Federspiel is flinty and fresh on the precise and bright nose with its crushed stone and lemony notes. Mouthfilling, lush, round and piquant on the palate, this is a highly delicate and filigreed 2017 with a long and stimulating, mineral-piquant and salty finish. Very young but already a pleasure. Just delicious! Tasted at the domain in Mautern, September 2018.
Although this is a young and aromatic (fresh quince!) dry riesling, the special winemaking style of Nikolaihof has given it striking, autumnal beauty. Generous, but the finish is delicate. From biodynamically grown grapes. Demeter certified. Drink or hold.