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Nik Weis at St. Urbans-Hof produced a stunning collection of wines in 2009, and this at all levels and in all styles (see our Issue No 13 for a detailed review of the Estate). Our Mosel of the Month is a sappy dry-tasting wine from a great underrated vineyard (known formerly as Feilser) whose central part is now mostly tended by this Estate. The wine is made in the classical style of the region, without excessive residual sugar but enough to buffer the acidity.
Schodener Saarfeilser Marienberg Riesling Spätlese Feinherb
This wine is made in an off-dry style (with less than 25 g/l of residual sugar). The wine offers the telltale notes of the Saarfeilser based on somewhat direct and yet incredibly juicy notes of peach, lime, minerals, and a touch of cassis. The wine is playful and sappy on the palate, with further a great acidity-sweetness tension. The finish is straight and direct, with more sappy notes of white fruits. This is not a monster of complexity but, boy, is this easy to understand! Now-2019
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