Robert Weil Rheingau Riesling Trocken 2015
This cuvée is a blend of fruit from high altitude Estate vineyards – 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 medium-to-deep soils here are composed of stony, fragmented phyllite interlaced with loess and loam. The fruit for this 2015 was picked at Spätlese level, bringing remarkable depth for this level that works beautifully to complement the wine’s vibrant, crunchy acidity and mineral intensity. This may be Weil’s first level wine but it is simply far too good to be called ‘entry level’. Tasted blind you would be sure you were tasting a benchmark.
“…this is much a much better wine than anything some of the famous but underperforming Rheingau producers have to offer.” Stuart Pigott, The Riesling Story
World Wine – Robert Weil's 2015 Riesling trocken offers a very clear, precise and aromatic white peach aroma that is already quite upfront. The wine is intense and racy on the palate, with power and juiciness but also a coolish soul on both nose and palate. This is small, dry Spätlese that was picked with 87° Oechsle, and its racy acidity is well buffered by the mineral extract. Impressive and already enjoyable
In a mixed or straight case: $52.24