Nikolaihof is the fountainhead for the most incredible white wines in Austria. Rich with an almost 2,000-year-old history, Nikolaihof was purchased by the Saahs family in 1894, remaining the present-day owners. The key here is extreme attention to detail in the vineyards, strictly upholding biodynamic practices lead by winemaker Nikolaus Saahs and old school Austrian techniques in the cellar. This sourced from one of the most eastern parts of the Wachau near the village of Mautern, home to the oldest vineyards in Europe. In the cellar, an ancient Roman crypt, this wine goes through a very long and slow fermentation, one of the classic techniques for fermenting Gruner that Nikolaus uses, but in 100% stainless steel. The wines here are always impressive, and this Gruner is an excellent example of the amount of effort that goes into the entire production as one of the best white wine addresses in the world. This wine is always a joy to drink fresh with exotic fruit, citrus, minerality, and great acidity. We are able to offer this at a great low price as we give this our stamp for best buy Gruner Veltliner and one of the best buys for white wine.
James Suckling 94 points! "A precise and very layered gruner, offering plenty of tropical fruit, such as mango and grapefruit. Flavorful finish. Already a beauty. From biodynamically grown grapes. Drink or hold. Screw cap."