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24 Jul 2012

Debra Meiburg MW Meets the Winemaker 131: Nik Weis, Weingut St. Urbans-Hof

Continuing with the Riesling theme, Debra chats with Nik Weis about the Mosel valley and what it takes to produce a great Riesling there. For Nik, it comes down to minerality, acidity and mild sweetness. While it’s tricky to get the right ripeness levels, so that no single element sticks out awkwardly, the Mosel with its very high latitude (50 – further north than Champagne!) and generally cool climate gives the grapes their best shot.

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