St Urbans Hof

St Urbans Hof ‘Wiltinger Schlangengraben Alte Reben’ Riesling

Tasting Notes
Technical Details

Wiltinger is a “village” wine. Since it does not come from a Grand Cru vineyard, we simply call it Wiltinger, but it is a fine Riesling from the Saar Valley. “Alte Reben” means “old vines” in German and the wine in this bottle comes from a parcel planted in the 1930’s. The almost salty minerality makes the Wiltinger ‘Alte Reben’ finish off-dry even though we left a line of natural residual sweetness, which makes this wine such a great food accompaniment.

Riesling grape blend.
This wine contains allergens, sulfites.


The Estate

Founded in 1947, Nik Weis – St. Urbans-Hof has become one of the most important and classic wineries in the Mosel region. Since 2000, the Riesling winery is member of Germany’s renowned VDP (Association of German Quality Wine Estates). The approximately 45 hectares of vineyards stretch for around 60 km along the Mosel and Saar rivers and are cultivated in a traditional manner in harmony with nature. Five of the prestigious individual crus, in which world-class Rieslings grow, are classified as Wines from great Sites (VDP.Grosse Lage). The wines are fermented exclusively with indigenous yeasts.

Wine Making

In the 1960s his son, Hermann, assumed management of all operations. During Hermann’s tenure the nursery expanded to become one of Germany’s largest. He established himself as a world-recognized vine breeder, especially noted for his work with Riesling. At the beginning of the 1970s he pioneered the use of this noble variety in Canada greatly contributing to the introduction of vitis vinifera into this country still new to quality winemaking. He planted the first large parcel of Riesling vines in the Niagara Peninsula under the title of St. Urban Vineyard, later to become Vineland Estates Winery.

Food Suggestions

Pairs well with pork, shellfish, spicy foods, poultry dishes, and cured meats.

• Available Size: 750mL (12 pc)  
• Sustainable
• Organic
• Type: Wines
• Sub-type: Wines
• Class: White
• ABV%: 9
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