Wiltinger is a "village" wine. The slate soil in this vineyard has a red color, which comes from its iron content. It's the iron that gives the wines that grow here their fine herbaceous and spicy character. The almost salty minerality makes the Wiltinger Alte Reben finish off-dry even though left with a line of natural residual sweetness, which makes this wine such a great food accompaniment.
93pts Wine Enthusiast "There's a kiss of raspberry on the nose of this dry yet gloriously fruity Riesling. While light footed and spry, its packed with piercing guava, tangerine and grapefruit flavors etched by hints of smoke, salt and crushed earth. A youthful, exuberant wine to enjoy while you're waiting for the producer's GG's to mature."
92pts Wine Spectator "This light-bodied, intensely flavored white reveals aromas of sweet woodruff, lime and green apple that give way to white peach and brown spices. Charming and balanced, with a long aftertaste."
90pts Robert Parker's Wine Advocate "The 2020 Wiltinger Alte Reben opens pure and fresh with flinty slate and bright fruit aromas on the nose. Round and elegant on the palate, this is a refined, well-balanced, sustainably structured and salty Riesling with a good, intense finish."
In 1947, Nik Weis' grandfather, Nicolaus, named his winery St. Urbans-Hof (St. Urbans Estate), after the patron saint of the winemakers, Saint Urban. Today, the winery carries this name alongside with the owner's name, Nik Weis. Nik is the third generation of the family to make wine at the estate and the first to modernize its labelling in order to express that tradition. He changed the name of the winery from St. Urbans-Hof to Nick Weis - St. Urbans-Hof since family work and tradition are of such importance.
Giving the highest priority to maintaining the ecological balance of the vineyards, St. Urbans-Hof believes that as winemakers they must recognize and respect the fragile unity of viticulture and nature. They employ traditional methods of wine growing and winemaking which have been used in the Mosel and Saar Valleys for centuries, some of which date back to the Romans. An example being the way the vines are grown on the traditional single-post "Heart-Binding" trellis system, whereby the canes are tied in the shape of a heart.
For the St. Ubans-Hof family, wine has been at the heart of life for generations. Their deep respect for the traditions of the region remain, as ever, the guarantee of the quality of their wines.
750ML / 12% ABV