Peter Nicolay 品酒會

2010/9/18, @孔雀

In early 19th centery, Peter Nicolay had his own restaurant business in Bernkastel of Urzig, Mosel-Saar-Ruwer region, and was famous of wines and delicious dishes. Peter Nicolay gave his business as inheritance to his niece, who got married with Carl Hubert Berres. In early 20th centery, Peter Nicolay winery was quite famous all over the world and their wines were treasureies that European royals kept pursuing.

Carl Hubert Berres's grand-daughter married to Dr. Peter Pauly, who is the grand-son of Zacharias Bergweiler-Pruem, the owner of Dr. Pauly Bergweiler winery. After that, these two famous wineries were merged.

Peter Nicolay and Dr. Pauly Bergweiler winery were graded as 3 grapes in Gault Millau Germany Wine Guide in 2004. Dr. Pauly Bergweiler was graded as 2+ grapes in 2010. Peter Nicolay was not graded in these years due to Peter Nicolay was merged.

Urziger Wurzgarten Riesling trocken 2007

"trocken" means "dry".

QBA. Vineyard Region: Urziger Wurzgarten. 12.5%.
Left sugar/Acid: 5.6/7.4 (g/L)

Clear, medium, Blonde with light green hue.
Clean medium nose includes ripe pear, honey, peach, and pitaya (火龍果). The noses of pitaya and ripe pear decrease after about 30 mins.
Medium body palate, light grapefruit acidity. Mineral, peach, honey.

Bernkasteler alte Badstube am Doctorberg-Riesling 2007

Großes Gewächs (G.G.), I'll introduce this in the other post.
Vineyard Region: Bernkasteler alte Badstule am Doctorberg.

12.5%. Left sugar/acidity: 15.8/6.8 (g/L)

Clear medium blonde with green hue.
Clean medium nose. Petrol (decrease), light lemon
Semi-dry. medium body. medium length chewy palate with apricot and citrus flavor. The medium citrus acidity increases with temperature goes high.

Erdener Treppchen Riesling Q.b.A. Feinherb 2007

Feinherb means "a little bit bitter mouthfeel".
Vineyard: Erdener Treppchen
10.5%. Left sugar/acidity: 19.9/6.9 (g/L)

Clear medium blonde with green hue.
Clean medium nuts and honey nose. Light petrol hint, but decreases with time. With temperature goes high, brings out litchi nose.
Medium body, comfortable and light acidity, medium length, off-dry honey palate.

Bernkasteler alte Badstube am Doctorburg Riesling Spatlese feinherb 2005

Vineyard: Bernkasteler alte Badstube am Doctorburg
11.5%, Left sugar/acidity: 27.0/7.1 (g/L)

Medium clear blonde.
medium nose dominated by mineral, maple sugar, petrol, honey, ripe apple and longan note.
medium semi sweet palate, light acidity. Maple sugar. Honey at the end. Petrol palate thicken with time. Medium length.

Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Kabinett 2007

Vineyard: Wehlener Sonnenuhr
9%, left suger/acidity: 52/7.7 (g/L)

medium blonde.
medium to pronounced nose. Durian at the beginning, and turns into lubricant oil.
medium body. Honey, citrus and ripe apple.

Urziger Goldwingert Riesling Spatlese 2007

Urziger Goldwingert is single-owned by Peter Nicolay. This is the smallest vineyard in Germany, only about 1000 bottles per year.
8.5%, left sugar/acidity: 61.2/7.1 (g/L)

medium-deep blonde.
sweet. Petrol. Elegant acidity.

Erdener Pralat Riesling Auslese 2007

8%, left sugar/acidity: 137.3/7.4 (g/L)

Very sweet palate from this deep blonde and chewy wine. Raisin and honey.

Bernkastelle Johannisbrunnchen Riesling Eiswein 2007

8.5%, left sugar/acidity: 200.8/10.8 (g/L)

Deep gold. Flower, petrol and honey nose. Very concentrated.
Chewy honey palate.