Variety: 100% Riesling
Region: Mosel – Germany
Cost: $18 (SRP)
Winemaker’s Notes: Crisp and racy, this 100% Riesling shows the Terroir on which it is planted. Mineral driven slate notes with white peach and green apple core with a flinty, slightly savory finish.
My Review: So, remember how two days ago I was talking about my history with Reisling? Don’t worry, I’m not going to do that again. I just trust that you’ll read my review of the 2018 St. Urbans-Hof Old Vines Riesling. It’s riveting stuff if I do say so myself.
Anyways, jumping into the Dry Riesling from Nik Weis. Let me just get this out of the way. I really liked this wine. It’s a great value, and something I would buy again. Ok…so the details.
In the glass the wine was a light straw and golden yellow color with just a touch of green. On the nose I picked up aromas of mineral, green apple, and a hint of white flowers. In the mouth the wine was slightly off-dry; there was a hint of sweetness, but it wasn’t the main note, and instead had a crisp, clean mouthfeel that was quite refreshing.
Flavors of mineral, green apple, and a bit of acid kicked off the wine, and notes of honey started to creep in as the wine warmed up, balanced in no small part by the acid to keep it from becoming sweet.
I don’t know that I would have picked this wine as a Riesling in a blind tasting. That’s not an indictment of the wine (and as a reminder, I’m not a sommelier or have any training, so don’t rely too heavily on my blind tasting comments); it reminded me more of a Pinot Grigio, but that’s not a bad thing.
My wife and I paired the wine with chicken caesar salads, and it was a great choice. The acid and crisp notes of the wine cut through the oil of the fried breading on the chicken and the creaminess of the dressing, while pulling out the briny notes from the dressing as well.
Like I said at the top, I really liked this wine and thought it was a great value. For under $20, it’s a good one to pick up, especially during these hotter months when something refreshing is always welcome.
Editor’s Note: I received this wine as a free sample for review.