Nikolaihof Steiner Hund Riesling 2013
Steiner Hund is the most mineral wine of the Nikolaihof. The vines dig into the bedrock under a thin layer of humus and are particularly deeply rooted. In connection with the 2.5 year expansion in large wood, this results in a very firm, even dense Riesling. I have some black tea, again the distinctive tobacco flavor that lies over the fruit and only then agrumen. But the nose is - that is typical of the Nikolaihof - very subtle, you have to elicit it from the wine first. The wine is firm on the palate, as deep as the vines. Enormously complex but more athletically trained than built on strength. Lime comes through here, a little chamomile and then grapefruit and amalfi lemon. But everything rests in the same way as the aroma comes together. Large terroir cinema from the Wachau.