The 2019 Mosel Riesling delivers a beautiful, refined acidity and shares a wide range of fresh fruit flavours like peaches, limes, quinces, apples and ripe grapefruits, as well as dried spices. The slate and alluvial soils on which the vines grown lend the Mosel Riesling its livery light character and refined structure that has a subtle minerality.
This dry Riesling represents the philosophy of Nik Weis., whose goal is to produce authentic, unique wines that clearly show the characteristics of their Mosel origin. Therefore, the grapes are harvested carefully before being pressed at low pressure. The fermentation is done with indigenous yeasts only in order to retain as much of the vineyard and its particular terroir as possible. No fining substances are used during the vilification process and the wine is given all the time it needs to develop a full character and delicious taste.
The grapes for the Mosel Riesling come from the vineyards which are located around the winery buildings, where the Weis family owns seven hectare of vineyard land (17 acres). The winery buildings were still under construction, when Nicolaus Weis planted the first vines next to them from 1949 to 1953. Most of these old vines are still there, but some have died due to frost, drought, and diseases or because they were damaged during the harvest. Wines that are made from grapes grown on old vines are usually higher appreciated because the roots of the vines reach deeper than young vines which absorb more water. Some say the wine is denser because old vines are less vigorous and automatically carry lower yields.
Food Recommendations: A beautiful pairing for grilled sea bream with fresh herbs and salad, seafood pasta or veal dishes such as Vitello Tonnato.
Grape Variety: 100% Riesling
Age of Vines: 40 to 70 years old
Fermentation: With indigenous yeasts in stainless steel tanks
Serving temperature: 8°C