Kiedrich Grafenberg, Riesling, Grosses Gewächs, 2017

  Robert Weil

A typically regal Grafenberg GG composed of complex gravel and stone flavours drenched in bergamot and pithy yellow grapefruit, mint and lime leaf fruit. There's an abundance of glorious fruit in 2017, a fabulous noble concentration of flavours bound up in an intense almost fleshy texture. This is on the ripe side of the tracks but maintains poise through sheer power and the rockiest of cores. We love it. Raised entirely in doppelstuck.

Contains Sulphites.

About Robert Weil

Only a handful of German wine Estates can boast excellence and consistency over a prolonged period. The wines of Robert Weil have not just been the standard bearers for Rheingau for the last few decades but equal to the top half dozen estates in Germany as a whole who are considered the best. Based in Kiedrich with 75 hectares of Riesling surrounding the fine Estate House and cellars, the vineyard management and wine making are based on precision with 100% focus on quality.

Appellation: Rheingau

7,700 acres along the northern side of the Rhine between Wiesbaden and Rüdesheim where the Riesling produces classic and substantial wines.

Grape Type: Riesling

One of the world’s noblest grape varieties, Riesling produces scented, refreshing, mineral wines from dry to lusciously sweet. Its bad reputation, tarnished by the cloying and completely unrelated Liebfraumilch, is one of the wine world’s great injustices. Its heartland is the steep Mosel and Rheingau valleys of Germany, where it produces floral spritzy off-dry to medium wines packed with lime and apple fruit or, when affected by botrytis, honeyed apricot characteristics. In Alsace, Austria’s Wachau and Germany’s Franken there are some exhilarating, complex dry versions that work very well with Oriental fusion foods, as well as some stunning sweet versions. Some superb lively fruit-forward styles are cropping up in New Zealand, Constantia in South Africa and the cooler parts of Australia and California.