Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Nik Weis Urban Riesling 2015

Urban Riesling 2015

I've been lucky to taste this wine over several years via samples, it's been amazing to see the differences but appreciate the ongoing attention to quality as well. As some of you may know, it's urban not as in city, but as in saint of the wine industry. Living in the 4th Century, Urban was the bishop of Langres and eventually canonized as a saint, being invoked against blight and alcoholism. Nik Weis has chosen Mosel Riesling grapes from his in-laws'  (and friends' ) vineyard, then oversees vinification in stainless steel.

Tasting Notes:
Grapefruit, bitter melon, and wet stone aromas; sweet lemon and almond flavors into a bitter seed finish; great acidic backbone; Weis' goal is to create a wine that gives one "the impulse take the next sip" - he has certainly done that; twist-off closure; SRP $15.
Wine provided for editorial purposes - all opinions are my own.

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