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Robert Weil, ‘Kiedrich Gräfenberg’ Prädikat Rieslings

Robert Weil Kiedrich Grafenberg Pradikat

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Robert Weil, ‘Kiedrich Gräfenberg’ Prädikat Rieslings

Robert Weil is one of the biggest names in the Rheingau. The estate, located in Kiedrich was founded in 1875 and focuses solely on Riesling. Robert Weil is owned by Suntory (Japan) but is still operated by the Weil family.

Robert Weil’s Kiedrich Gräfenberg is their prized vineyard. The Riesling there is grown on steep slopes and is considered to be one of the best in the Rheingau. It’s been highly-touted since the 19th century and since 1989, it is the only vineyard to have produced all levels of Prädikatswein Rieslings.

The Robert Weil sweet Gräfenberg Rieslings stand out in the portfolio. The intense mineral notes that are common in Rheingau Riesling goes great with the residual sugar and lemony acidity. We highly recommend everything in the Robert Weil lineup from the Kabinett all the way to the Eiswein.

Robert Weil Kiedrich Grafenberg Riesling Pradikat Beerenauslese Eiswein Auslese
  • Robert Weil, ‘Kiedrich Gräfenberg’ Riesling Auslese 2018

The Robert Weil, ‘Kiedrich Gräfenberg’ Riesling Auslese 2018 has notes of honey, mineral, white pear. This is clear, precise, and tight. Focused white fruits are combined with the acidity to drive a powerful finish. Like many wines from the Rheingau, structure and minerality take center stage here. Score: 93/100

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  • Robert Weil, ‘Kiedrich Gräfenberg’ Riesling Beerenauslese 2017

Wowzaas this is a helluva wine. The Robert Weil, ‘Kiedrich Gräfenberg’ Riesling Beerenauslese 2017 features flavors of marigold, white flower, white apricot, and a touch of meatiness. With 160 g/L of RS, this has the high acidity to cut through the palate like a knife. The lingering finish of white fruits and minerals goes long and far. This should improve to even greater heights with time in the cellar. Score: 96/100

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  • Robert Weil, ‘Kiedrich Gräfenberg’ Riesling Eiswein 2016

The Robert Weil, ‘Kiedrich Gräfenberg’ Riesling Eiswein 2016 is last vintage which was cold enough to produce ice wine. This is rich, even hedonistic, and luscious on the palate. There are notes of lemon, white peach, and mineral. The high amount of residual sugar in this wine begs it to be paired with a sweet dessert. Score: 94/100

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