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[Sold Out] Nikolaihof Im Weingebirge Gruner Veltliner Smaragd 2015

  • Product Code: NK02
  • Availability: Out Of Stock
Region:     Wachau, Austria
Grapes :       Gruner Veltliner 
Alcohol :      12.5%
Size:             750ml
Body:           Full Bodied
Acclaims:     JS93

Nikolaihof, the oldest wine estate in Austria, and perhaps even Central Europe, has a history dating back 2,000 years to Roman times.

Today, Nikolaihof's production history under its current owners traces back to 1894 when the Saahs family brought the Wachau property. But to truly understand Nikolaihof, one needs to go back to 1971, when Christine Saahs discovered Biodynamics after being given a book written on the topic by Rudof Steiner.  Fascinated, she began applying its precepts to all aspects of her life and her wine estate, making Nikolaihof the world's first Demeter-certified Biodynamic wine grower in 1998.

Tasting Notes: Made from grapes from apparently the oldest vineyard in central Europe, planted in the 5th century, the wine carries a focused, bright nose of grapefruit and lentils with a distinct sweet fruit flavour.   The palate is concentrated and herb-tinged with lovely bold, thrilling spicy complexity.   Rich, round and juicy with a long, powerful and spicy finish.

Wine Pairing: Delicate, mineral fatty but delicate fish carpacio, for example, Carpaccio of seabass, seasoned with lemon peel and served with a lightly dressed salad. 

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