Nikolaihof Vom Stein Riesling Smaragd 2016

Nikolaihof Vom Stein Riesling Smaragd 2016


Nikolaihof Vom Stein Riesling Smaragd 2016

Vom Stein is a sub-site of the Silberbichel vineyard. Located south east of the village, this is just 5.25 Ha and is a slight incline, sloping east, on the easternmost border of the Silberbichel vineyard. The soils are gneiss with mica inclusions; there is a layer of loess and topsoil here – 60-120cm before you start to hit primary rock. Nikolaihof is the only winery to bottle this site on it’s own, but it is not a true monopole. Certified biodynamic. 

Tasting Notes 

The 2016 Vom Stein Riesling Smaragd is perfectly ripe and concentrated on the precise, coolish and flinty nose that reveals apricot and white peach aromas. Full-bodied, round and crystalline, this is a fresh, very elegant and textural Vom Stein in a linear and classic style. The finish is intense and reveals firm tannins and makes this an excellent gastronomic wine. 12.5% alcohol.

Grape: Riesling

Ageing: 2 ½ years in a large oak cask and can age in the bottle for decades.

Best served with: Great with traditional white fare light salads, light starters, fish, and white meats but also a surprisingly good pair with spicy foods like Indian and Thai dishes.

Serving temperature: 10º - 12ºC.