Wine Robert Weil, Kiedrich "Grafenberg" Riesling Trocken, 2016
Reviews of purchase Robert Weil, Kiedrich "Grafenberg" Riesling Trocken, 2016
Wine attractive straw-gold color.
Taste Wine Rack, deep, polished texture, delicious minerality, balanced acidity and elegant finish.
The wine shows a deep, pleasant aroma, which harmoniously interwoven notes of citrus, stone fruit and minerals, complemented by nuances of dark berries.
The wine is recommended to serve as a digestif, with foie gras, cheeses, poultry, seafood, fruits.
Kiedrich "Grafenberg" Riesling Trocken - this level Riesling Grand Cru vineyard with "Grafenberg", known since the end of the XII century. In medieval documents it is mentioned under the name of "mons rhingravii", which means "hill of the Rhine counts." Today, this outstanding terroir is home to magnificent, complex, rich, mineral white wines. Sites with Riesling are located on a steep slope and have an ideal south-western exposure. Soil vineyards contain shale base with a mixture of loam and loess. Subsoil deep enough and "heavy" that helps to preserve moisture. The vineyards not apply pesticides.
Grapes for SMART "Grafenberg" Riesling Trocken picked by hand, carefully selecting berries. After soft pressing fermentation is carried in stainless steel at a strictly controlled temperature. Then the wine is aged on the lees with regular batonnazhem partly in stainless steel tanks, partly - in traditional oak casks "Rheingauer Stuckfass" volume of 1200 liters. Wine storage capacity is 10-15 years.
Vayngut Winery Robert Weil was founded in Kidrihe in 1875. In the history of the winery, which today is managed by the fourth generation of the family, was a series of fortunate coincidences, a beneficial impact not only on its creation, but also the subsequent development. Winery founder Dr. Robert Weil - Professor of German at the Sorbonne (Paris), on the eve of the German-Prussian War of 1870-1871 left France and settled in the Rheingau, where he worked as a journalist. This decision was due to the fact that his brother August while serving in the parish church Kidriha as regent and pastor. Family owned a small vineyard in Kidrihe that Robert Weil had the opportunity to significantly increase in 1875 due to the vineyards of the deceased English baronet - Sir John Sutton. Sutton, derived from very ancient aristocratic family from Lincolnshire, arrived in Khidr in 1857 and became its patron in the coming years. He not only created a social and charitable institutions, but also involved in the restoration of the Gothic heritage Kidriha financing the reconstruction of the church and its affiliated one of the oldest of Germany. Sutton also supported the choir, known to this day execution of Gregorian chants. Robert Weil gradually acquired two vineyards, one of which is located in the famous estate of Count von Furstenberg, and the famous winery Buschmann.
Today the winery Weingut Robert Weil has unique vineyard in the Rheingau, including Kiedrich Turmberg - one of the best vineyards of the economy on a separate hill next to a vineyard Grafenberg, estimated as Premier Cru. Rheingau is an autonomous region of the Rhine, the landscape is inextricably linked to viticulture. His winemaking traditions were established monasteries and large aristocratic wine estates. Riesling here is thriving and provides the ability to produce very thin, elegant wines that are less massive than their counterparts from Grafenberg. Winemaker Wilhelm Weil - Managing the economy today, in 1997, was voted "Winemaker of the Year" and was named the most consistent brilliant winemaker in the Rheingau. "Over the past decade, no one has done so much for the reputation of Rheingau wines and the glory of the German wine in general as Wilhelm Weil ".