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Nikolaihof Wachau Gruner Veltliner Baumpresse Ried Im Weingebirge 2013

Nikolaihof Wachau

Case Format: 1x75cl

With almost 2,000 years of history, Nikolaihof is the oldest winery in Austria and one of the first in the world to have begun working by biodynamic principles according to the regulations of the Demeter Association. No herbicides, fertilisers, pesticides, or synthetic sprays are used in the vineyards. The grapes are harvested by hand, fermented without artificial yeast and stored in big, oald Austrian oak casks up to 20 years.

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CRITIC REVIEWS

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Stephan Reinhardt

Vinified in large oak, the 2013 Im Weingebirge Grüner Veltliner Baumpresse is beautifully clear, refined and elegant on the deep, spicy, fruit-intense and complex nose. Its unique in style and was pressed with the ancient basket press of the domain. The wine ferments spontaneously but picky and is racked and sulfured already in January of the following year to be aged for years on the fine lees. Rich and intense on the palate, it has ripe and concentrated fruit combined with fine tannins and a unique touch of oxidative style. This is a traditional class that is reminiscent of old school Riojas but is richer, more fruit-intense and maybe also mightier. In any case, its an outstanding and singular Austrian wine, I would say a cultural heritage such as the Coulée de Serrant. Bottled in 2018. 12.5% alcohol. Tasted at the domaine in June 2021.

87
Stephen Brook

Rich, nutty appley nose and a slight lactic component, this is atypcial for variety and origin. Bruised apple and vanilla notes, nonetheless has vibrancy, character and a vivid finish.

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