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World famous Riesling wines from the river Saar and Mosel

Since 2000, the winery has been a member of the renowned Association of German Prädikat Wine Estates (VDP). The approx. 45 hectares of vineyards stretch for around 60 km along the Moselle and Saar rivers and are cultivated in the traditional way in harmony with nature. Of the prestigious single vineyard sites, where world-class Rieslings grow, five are classified as VDP.Grosse Lage.

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Goldtröpfchen in Piesport

Superb Riesling wines from premium vineyards

The von Hövel winery has been family-owned since 1803 and later became a founding member of the VDP. In 2010, Maximilian von Kunow took over the business from his father. Before that, the young winemaker had learned and experimented at other wineries and advised Luxembourg winemakers. His love for the delicate, brightly fruity Saar Rieslings led him to return to his parents' winery.

Finest Riesling wines from the Saar

At the St. Urbans-Hof winery, 95% of the grapes are Riesling, as is customary in the region. In addition to the Piesporter Goldtröpfchen, the best sites include the Leiwener Laurentiuslay and the Saar sites Ockfener Bockstein, Saarfeilser Marienberg and Wiltinger Schlangengraben, which in some cases still harbors ancient Riesling vines from the 1920s. The steep slopes of the Moselle and Saar rivers, with their soils of Devonian slate, heavy clay and blue slate, as well as weathered graywacke, some with a high iron content, provide the optimal conditions for terroir-driven and distinctive wines.

Tradition and cautious handling of grapes and vines

In the vineyard, too, the Nik Weis winery follows the centuries-old tradition of single-vineyard cultivation typical of the Moselle. A high planting density also forces each vine to root particularly deeply. Manual tillage ensures that the vines absorb many minerals from the soil. Thanks to organic fertilization, the wines become full-bodied. Defoliation, reduced yields, and late hand harvesting allow the vines in Nik Weis' vineyard to ripen optimally and become particularly aromatic. Carefully, without too much technology, they are processed further, so that the qualities from the vineyard also arrive in the bottle. Spontaneous fermentation gives the wines character, and long storage, partly in large oak barrels, gives them their finishing touch.

Weinsortiment - wine selection - assortiment de vins

Wine assortment

Riesling

  • off-dry
  • dry
  • Kabinett
  • Selection (Auslese)
  • Late harvest (Spätlese)
  • Grand Cru (Grosses Gewächs)

Pinot Blanc

Rosé

International recognition

With his top Rieslings, winemaker Nik Weis also enjoys great international recognition. The winery Nik Weis is a member of the Association of German Prädikat Wine Estates (VDP) since 2000, and the critics pay highest tribute: 4 Gault Millau grapes, 4 Eichelmann stars, 5 Feinschmecker points, 3", "5 Johnson stars and a recommendation by Falstaff speak for themselves.

AWARDS FROM THE WINE GUIDES

The Falstaff wine guide awards the Riesling of the Nik Weis - St. Urbans-Hof winery with the predicate "particularly valuable", highlighting not only the independent extra class of the wines, but also the irrefutable philosophy and collegiality of the winemaker. Thus, the 2017 edition states, "Nik Weis declines the predicates year after year with great precision and always with a forcefulness that makes his bottlings from Leiwen, Ockfen and Piesport reference wines of their respective terroirs." With the award "Best sweet and liqueur wine collection of the year", Eichelmann (2017) itself recognizes the work of Nik Weis, and Vinum magazine also awards this exceptional winery the title of "Riesling Champion 2018".