The Riesling is gently crushed then left to rest in the press for up three hours to allow the components locked in the berries’ skins to be extracted by contact with the juice. The grapes are then pneumatically pressed, and drained by gravity into stainless steel tanks located immediately below the presses. The juice rests overnight to allow the sediment to settle. Later the clear juice will be racked into other tanks. The wines ferment spontaneously with the yeasts which are found naturally in the cellar, or which come into the cellar from the pressed skins and ferment the juice naturally. By allowing this to happen a complex array of flavors may develop. They truly stand apart from industrial Rieslings which show only one or two dimensions, ones which quickly tire the palate.
Elderflower, lilac, violet, and rose are the floral notes attributed to these wines along with the aforementioned smoky minerality. These Ockfener Bocksteins are the most refined and playful of St. Urbans-Hof’s wines.
2014 Vintage 90 Points—Wine Enthusiast
2013 Vintage 90 Points—Wine Spectator
2012 Vintage 89 Points—Wine Spectator
2011 Vintage 90 Points—Wine Spectator
2010 Vintage 90 Points—Wine Spectator