Classification: 1ÖTW (Premier Cru)
The steep terraces of the Hochäcker vineyard face south west, gaining fabulous sun exposure across the 305-375m high slope. The vineyard is separated only by a wall from the iconic Pellingen vineyard.
The mica schist soils provide optimal conditions for the cultivation of Riesling, giving the wines their signature mineral characteristics, their juicy stone fruits, as well as structural substance and a long life.
Alcohol: 13.5% vol
Acid: 7.4 g/l
Residual sugar: Dry
CRITIC RATINGS"A super-elegant wine with a tiny hint of sweetness that reminds me very much of the 1988 that founded Martin Nigl's reputation. In spite of all this delicacy there's enough power to carry this through several decades." (James Suckling)
97 James Suckling
92-93 Robert Parker
The wine still has those youthful, delicate scent of stone fruit with smoky, mineral tones of flint and schist. Also now beginning to show tertiary notes of smoke, petrol, and cashew nut. On the palate expect lively acidity, with powerful, high mineral extracts and a long finish.
Pairs with a range of fish dishes, especially Asian cuisine