The 2019 vintage is the best vintage I have ever tasted for German riesling in my four-decade career.
Stuart Pigott (JamesSuckling.com)
About The Wine
One of Germany's greatest vineyards and one of its greatest Riesling vintages - its a bit depressing we only have a few bottles of this magnificent wine, the Weil Kiedrich Grafenberg Grosses Gewachs Riesling Trocken. Grosses Gewachs, or GG, is the 'Grand Cru' designation within the slightly confusing voluntary German vineyard classification system.
The estate's oldest vines (80 yo) are on this famous 'hillside of the counts', and in 2019 they have produced a thrilling wine of delicacy, poise, and latent power. The chalky, minerally acidity is magically interwoven into the peachy, apricot, citrus fruit, and the mouthfeel is powdery, taut, weightless even.
A majestic Riesling that can be approached young, as it has all the rough edges of an infinity pool, but a few years in a cool cellar would be the recommendation.
About Robert Weil
Weingut Robert Weil is one of Germany's, and the world's greatest white wine producers, focusing on just one grape variety - Riesling.
The estate was founded in 1867 by Dr Robert Weil in the beautiful village of Kiedrich, on the north side of the Rhine River, in the historic Rheingau region. Today, the estate is run by the fourth generation Wilhelm Weil, who meticulously oversees 90 hectares of Riesling, and wine releases across all sweetness formats.
Their greatest sites can be found in the foothills of Taunus mountains, the three famous vineyard sites of Kiedricher Turmberg, Kiedricher Klosterberg and Kiedricher Grafenberg.
These are epic wines, particularly the GG Grafenberg, and recent vintages are some of the best ever.