Robert Weil 2016s Offer / Riesling
Dr Robert Weil founded the estate in 1867 and started buying vineyards in and around the mineral-rich, slate soils of Kiedricher Berg. It’s the soil from Kiedricher that makes the Weil house style of elegant, fruit-driven as well as complex and structured wines that’s considered by many to be the some of the best Riesling’s in the world. When discussing the purity and elegance of these wines during the Masterclass, Nicolas Pfaff called the wines “the most Mosel-like in the Rheingau”. I think this statement perfectly describes the wines from Robert Weil.
These wines are limited, so please get back to me as soon as possible if you would like to buy any or if you would like to hear more about these wines.
You can reach me by either replying to this email or calling me at the store 02 9663 4665
I think that Riesling is indisputably the greatest white wine grape in the world but many people think I am mad. Riesling has its own very distinctive character which varies immensely and excitingly according to exactly where it is grown. Riesling responds rather badly to winemaking tricks. It is happiest when it is just fermented as simply as possible and the pure fermented juice bottled with minimal resort to oak, malolactic fermentation, less stirring and so on.
To me Riesling is great not just because it, like Pinot Noir for example, is so exceptionally good at expressing terroir, but also because it makes white wines that are so good at ageing. JANCIS ROBINSON
Riesling is grown all over the world but its best results come from the "mean" soils of its spiritual home in the German regions of the Mosel, Nahe, Pfalz, Rheingau and Rheinhessen and parts of Austria. Arguably the best dry examples come from Australia's Clare Valley where the sub-regions of Watervale and Poilsh Hill River deliver some exceptional long-lived wines.