St. Urbans-Hof Riesling Qba 2011

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An elegant, crisp and fruity Riesling with a hint of natural residual sweetness. This wine has the typical light character of the Riesling grape and the style of a classic Mosel Riesling. Serve as an aperitif or as companion to Tapas, Scampis, roasted fish or Thai cuisine.

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Although vineyards had belonged to the Weis family for centuries, Nicolaus Weis (vintage 1905, Nik Weis' grandfather) founded the winery in 1947. In the early years he built cellars and winery buildings on a hill on Leiwen's periphery. He named his estate for the patron saint of German winemakers, St. Urban, and 'hof' (the German word for 'estate'), St. Urban's Es... Read more
Although vineyards had belonged to the Weis family for centuries, Nicolaus Weis (vintage 1905, Nik Weis' grandfather) founded the winery in 1947. In the early years he built cellars and winery buildings on a hill on Leiwen's periphery. He named his estate for the patron saint of German winemakers, St. Urban, and 'hof' (the German word for 'estate'), St. Urban's Estate. In the 1960s his son, Hermann, assumed management of all operations. During Hermann's tenure the nursery expanded to become one of Germany's largest. He established himself as a world-recognized vine breeder, especially noted for his work with Riesling. At the beginning of the 1970s he pioneered the use of this noble variety in Canada greatly contributing to the introduction of vitis vinifera into this country still new to quality winemaking. He planted the first large parcel of Riesling vines in the Niagara Peninsula under the title of St. Urban Vineyard, later to become Vineland Estates Winery. Hermann was always interested in, and so kept his canny eye cocked towards, purchasing top Mosel vineyards. In 1989 he purchased some of the Mosel and Saar's top sites in the high-level villages of Piesport, Ockfen, and Wiltingen. Together with his wife Ida, a daughter of the Saar, he extended his vineyard area to the relatively expansive 33 hectares (approx. 82 acres). In 1997, their son, Nik(olaus) joined the winery. Father and son together restructured the vineyard holdings by selling off those of lesser quality and acquiring further parcels of greater quality. 2004 heralded another expansion for the Weis family with Nik's marriage to Daniela who added to the family's holdings with her's of the Mehringer Blattenberg. Nik and Daniela's family today includes their small children Nic(olaus) and Clara. Read less
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External Reviews for St. Urbans-Hof Riesling Qba

External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
03/12/2013

An incredible value. Uncomplicated ripe fruit. Hints of vanilla pear honey and sweet Georgia peaches. Long soft elegant. Semi-dry. Crisp finish.


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
01/22/2014

St.Urbans-hof Riesling Qba has delightful jasmine and pear aromas. The slate-induced minerality sits behind delicious apple and peach flavors. A long, flavorful finish is provided by the natural acidity of Mosel riesling, which balances the residual sugar of this off-dry wine. Fuller in body than most Mosel Qba wines, with excellent balance and low 9 percent alcohol. - Winery ** SOLD OUT **


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
07/13/2013

St.Urbans-hof Riesling Qba has delightful jasmine and pear aromas. The slate-induced minerality sits behind delicious apple and peach flavors. A long, flavorful finish is provided by the natural acidity of Mosel riesling, which balances the residual sugar of this off-dry wine. Fuller in body than most Mosel Qba wines, with excellent balance and low 9 percent alcohol. - Winery



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An elegant, crisp and fruity Riesling with a hint of natural residual sweetness. This wine has the typical light character of the Riesling grape and the style of a classic Mosel Riesling. Serve as an aperitif or as companion to Tapas, Scampis, roasted fish or Thai cuisine.

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