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Nikolaihof 'Hefeabzug' Wachau Grüner Veltliner

Appellation: Wachau
Winery Village:  Mautern
Grape variety: Grüner Veltliner
Vineyard: Sourced from multiple sites near Mautern
Soil: Loess
Wine Making: Long, slow fermentation in 100% Stainless steel
Farming: Demeter Certified Biodynamic

Nikolaihof’s holdings are some of the farthest east in the Wachau near the village of Mautern on the Danube’s south bank. These are also some of the oldest known vineyards in Europe with sites such as “im Weingebirge” being mentioned as far back as 470AD. Whether it’s Nikolaus biodynamic know-how, his focus on ancestral vinification techniques, or the quality of his terroir, the resulting wines are wildly unique and joyful. They are singular wines; irreplicable anywhere else in the wine making world.

Producer:
Vintage:
2018
Country:
Austria
Region:
Wachau
Appellation:
Wachau
Variety:
Gruner Veltliner
Color:
White
Farming Practice:
Certified Biodynamic

Tasting Notes

The 2018 Grüner Veltliner Hefeabzug opens with a clear, elegant and warm, well-balanced and slightly flinty bouquet of ripe fruits, blossoms and almonds. The attack on the palate is vivacious then round and lush. Bottled with 11.5% alcohol, the 2018 doesn’t taste as dry as this wine normally is and reminds me of grape juice but in a more elaborated, refined and mineral way. .

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Press & Reviews

Parker

Score:
90
Date:
2020-04-01