This is our St Urbans-Hof Nik Weis Urban Riesling review.
If you are after an off-dry riesling from Germany, you can’t go wrong here.
It has been rated 90 points by Wine Enthusiast for 2020 Vintage and it regularly features in Vivino’s the Best Riesling.
It pairs with a vast variety of dishes and it’s very affordable too! What do you want more?!
Find below our St Urbans-Hof Nik Weis Urban Riesling full review along with our food pairings recommendations, serving tips, curiosity, and where you can buy it.
Our St Urbans-Hof Nik Weis Urban Riesling Review
St Urbans-Hof Nik Weis Urban Riesling review: What's its color?
St Urbans-Hof Nik Weis Urban Riesling wine has a lemon color and thin falling legs.
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St Urbans-Hof Nik Weis Urban Riesling review: What are the flavors?
St Urbans-Hof Nik Weis Urban Riesling is entirely made with Riesling grapes.
On the nose, aromas of pear, apple, and white flowers.
On the palate, it’s a fresh, off-dry medium-body wine with flavors of tangerine, pear, apple, honey, and a mineral finish.
St Urbans-Hof Nik Weis Urban Riesling wine sweet?
No, it’s not sweet but it’s not dry either. St Urbans-Hof Nik Weis Urban Riesling wine is an off-dry wine.
Off-Dry wine contains between 15-30 g/L.
Learn more about wine sweetness level here.
St Urbans-Hof Nik Weis Urban Riesling review: Which food pairs well with it?
St Urbans-Hof Nik Weis Urban Riesling is an off-dry refreshing wine that will pair well with salty and spicy dishes.
Classic appetizers are French fries, salty olives, salami, onion, carrot, and eggplant to name some.
Meat wise you have a wide selection here from Chinese Cuisine, Thai Cuisine, Tex-Mex, roasted pork, duck, and goose for example.
Fish wise go for white fish, shrimp, and crab
If you are a cheese lover our recommendations for you are semi-hard and creamy cheeses like Parmigiano, Pecorino, Camembert, and Brie.
St Urbans-Hof Nik Weis Urban Riesling review: What's its alcohol content?
St Urbans-Hof Nik Weis Urban Riesling wine’s alcohol content is 9.5%.
In case you wonder about alcohol content or more precisely Alcohol By Volume, i.e. ABV, measure the alcoholic strength of a drink.
There is a direct relationship between the sugar left in the wine after the alcoholic fermentation has taken place, i.e. Residual Sugar or RS, and ABV.
During alcoholic fermentation, the yeast transforms the sugar in the grape juice into alcohol.
Grapes with high residual sugar will therefore produce dry wine with a high ABV.
How many calories are in a glass of St Urbans-Hof Nik Weis Urban Riesling wine?
According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture  a 5-ounce glass will contain about 120 to 130 calories.
Alcohol contains 7 calories per gram. So a wine with high ABV will have a higher calories per glass than a wine with low ABV.
Furthermore, sugar contributes to the calorie count.
A dry wine will usually have 4 calories per gram vs a sweet wine that will have around 20 calories per gram of carbs, which include sugar.
Since it’s an off-dry wine it will contain a bit more than 130 calories per 5-ounce glass.
What is St Urbans-Hof Nik Weis?
Here is an extract from the St Urbans-Hof Nick Weis website:
“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 a 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.“
This is a refreshing and off-dry German Riesling that for ~$14 offers a very good value for your money.
Tangerine, pear, apple, honey, and a mineral finish will complement many dishes from veggie, pasta, meat, fish, and our beloved cheeses.
Try it with salty olives, French fries, Thai Cuisine, goose, crab, or Brie and it’ll be a delight. At least it was for me!
If you have never tried it, I’m not entirely sure what are you still waiting for?
Once you had it, we’d love to know your opinion, so reach out and let’s know what you think! Enjoy!