Nikolaihof Vom Stein Riesling Smaragd 2017
Vom Stein is a sub-site of the Silberbichel vineyard and is a slight incline, sloping east. Nikolaihof makes beautiful wines from this vineyard. Smaragd is the highest level of quality in Austrian wines.
Grape Varietals & Region: This Riesling thrives majestically on soils of loam, loess and Danube gravel
Taste Profile: The 2017 Riesling Smaragd Vom Stein unfolds an enticing spectrum of scents. Aromas of yellow fruits such as apricot and mirabelle plum meet lemon peel and the nuance of lily of the valley oil. This fragrance is characterised by a breathtaking freshness, coupled with an intense minerality and a cool sophistication. Its minerality presents itself strikingly and is underpinned by a fine tannin. Its long finish, marked by intense fruit, is unsurpassed. A mature wine that combines expression and intensity.
Winemaking Process: With respect for nature, this wine is made solely by fermentation with the natural yeast found in the grapes. Additives such as sugar, enzymes and flavour enhancers have no place in this process. After a careful storage of two and a half years in large, old wooden barrels, the wine is finally bottled on a fruit day.