Weingut Robert Weil Riesling Named to Wine Spectator Top 100

wineweilrieslingtrockenCongratulations to our “Friends of Ernie” portfolio member Weingut Robert Weil on having their 2009 Kiedrich Turmberg Riesling Trocken named a Wine Spectator Top 100 wine for 2010!

Deep in mineral-driven aroma and rich on the palate, this distinctive Riesling comes from Weil’s wholly owned parcel beneath the medieval Gräfenberg tower in the Rheingau.

Here’s what Wine Spectator says:

[93] Wine Spectator – “Top 100”
“A pungent, aromatic white, with gooseberry, peony and spice on the nose. Racy and vividly flavored, with citrus intensity and a laserlike finish. A bit extreme, yet full of personality and a sense of place.” – Rated #81 in the 2010 Top 100.

About Weingut Robert Weil
Founded in 1875, Weingut Robert Weil is considered to be one of the Rheingau’s younger wine estates. It is located in the heart of Kiedrich, a village first documented in the year 950. Kiedrich Turmberg, one of the estate’s top vineyards, is among the finest sites in the Rheingau.

Loosen wine info sheetAbout the Kiedrich Turmberg Vineyard
Kiedrich Turmberg (“tower hill”), a separate hill right next to the Gräfenberg vineyard, is rated as premier cru.

The German wine law of 1971 incorporated Turmberg into the Gräfenberg, but in 2005 it was reinstated as an individual, classified site.

The steep, southwest-facing site has a slate base with a thin topsoil layer composed of stony, gritty phyllite mixed with loess and loam. It produces very fine, elegant wines that are less massive than their counterparts from the Gräfenberg.

wilhelm-weil-300Accolades for Winemaker Wilhem Weil

  • Winemaker of the Year1997, Gault Millau
  • Gault Millau WeinGuide Deutschland 2010: Highest rating (5 grape clusters, denoting “world’s best wine producers”).
  • Michael Broadbent:“…the most consistently brilliant wine-maker in the Rheingau.”
  • DerFeinschmecker/WeinGourmet: Highest rating possible (5 F’s), as “one of the best wine producers worldwide.”
  • Eichelmann Deutschlands Weine 2010: Highest rating (5stars): “During the past decade, no one else has done so much for the reputation of Rheingau wines and for the renown of German wines in general as Wilhelm Weil.”
  • More about Weingut Robert Weil
    Here is a report from JancisRobinson.com on a recent tasting of Weingut Robert Weil wines (subscription required).


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