Weingut Robert Weil
Riesling Trocken 2017
Rheingau, Germany

$55.00

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Style: White: Mineral, tight and fresh.

Producer: Weingut Robert Weil

Region: Rheingau, Germany

Grape: Riesling

Vintage: 2017

Soil: Mixed

Farming: Sustainable

Oak: Stainless Steal

Alcohol: 12%

Glassware: Riesling Stem

Decant: Not required

Serving Temperature: 10 – 12°C

The Wine: This cuvée is a blend of fruit from high altitude sites – including the brilliantly named Sandgrub vineyard–dotted around the village. There’s a good dollop of wine from Wasseros too, a steep, southwest facing vineyard that abuts the Gräfenberg vines. The soils of these sites are typically composed of stony, fragmented phyllite interlaced with loess and loam. Fruit for the 2017 was picked on the cusp of Spätlese level ripeness, bringing remarkable depth for this level. This depth beautifully complements the wine’s vibrant, quenching acidity and mineral intensity.

Sebastian Crowther MS

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Producer Profile

The Rheingau was historically Germany’s most revered vineyard region and once produced the world’s most expensive wines. You only need to glance at a wine map of Germany to see why. This is Riesling’s Côte d’Or; a series of sheer, south facing, rocky slopes that maximise exposure to the sun and protect the vines from the bitter northern winds. It is this confluence of natural elements that enables Riesling to perfectly ripen at this very marginal, northern climate. With some of the highest (up to 780 ft ASL) and most revered vineyards in the region.

Robert Weil have reached well beyond cult status and today are revered across the globe as some of Germany’s most superlative Rieslings. Based in the town of Kiedrich. Wilhelm Weil’s meticulous, everything by hand, berry by berry, approach, is a key factor in understanding the remarkable precision of these wines, it is, as always, the vineyards that dictate the ultimate quality and personality of the wines produced. These steep, stony, mineral rich vineyards are managed in order to maximise their terroir.

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Style: White: Mineral, tight and fresh.

Producer: Weingut Robert Weil

Region: Rheingau, Germany

Grape: Riesling

Vintage: 2017

Soil: Mixed

Farming: Sustainable

Oak: Stainless Steal

Alcohol: 12%

Glassware: Riesling Stem

Decant: Not required

Serving Temperature: 10 – 12°C

The Wine: This cuvée is a blend of fruit from high altitude sites – including the brilliantly named Sandgrub vineyard–dotted around the village. There’s a good dollop of wine from Wasseros too, a steep, southwest facing vineyard that abuts the Gräfenberg vines. The soils of these sites are typically composed of stony, fragmented phyllite interlaced with loess and loam. Fruit for the 2017 was picked on the cusp of Spätlese level ripeness, bringing remarkable depth for this level. This depth beautifully complements the wine’s vibrant, quenching acidity and mineral intensity.

Sebastian Crowther MS