About the wine
This exquisite Riesling creation has its origins in primary rock soils, covered by a thin layer of humus.
After spending a year in a large oak barrel, this rare drop was carefully bottled on a fruit day.
Catches the light and reflects it in a warm amber shade with bright orange splashes.
The stunning Steiner Hund Riesling Reserve from 2003 conquers the senses with a pronounced concentration of aromas. Notes of orange peel are accompanied by dried apricot, nougat and caramel. Added to this is a distinctive herbal note reminiscent of a walk through a field of fresh rosemary and tarragon.
On the palate, the wine unfolds its malty complexity, coupled with the freshness that gives the impression of an elegant sherry. Accompanied by a hint of citrus and a salty, lingering finish, it is a pleasure to taste this mature wine. The taste calls for fancy cuisine, making it the perfect choice for connoisseurs of older vintages.
A spicy tarte flambée with cauliflower, a touch of Parmesan, figs and crunchy walnuts elevates the palate. A venison pâté served with a pomegranate sauce or a crispy duck breast accompanied by an orange and cinnamon sauce and rosemary gnocchi would be excellent alternatives.
Nikolaihof Wachau, Nikolaigasse 3, 3512 Mautern, Austria. Organic certificate: AT-BIO-302