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2020 Robert Weil Klosterberg Riesling Trocken

Rheingau, Germany

An intense and zesty single vineyard Riesling from a stellar German producer.

$95.00

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A very elegant and substantial Riesling ...

Stephan Reinhardt (Wine Advocate)

About the Wine

The Klosterberg vineyard has the highest altitude of the three sites in the town of Kiedrich (the others being Turmberg and Grafenberg). The altitude and the stony soils give the Klosterberg wines a unique personality. Dry and warm conditions in the lead-up to harvest result in super-ripe berries, while cool overnight temperatures allow for acid retention.

The Robert Weil Klosterberg Riesling Trocken is a powerfully aromatic wine, both on the nose and the palate. It's aged on its lees for months, which adds texture, body and flavour. The wine exhibits very ripe notes of mango and passionfruit, as well as superb minerality and piercing acidity, all in remarkable balance. The flavour just goes on and on...

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.

Wilhelm Weil
Wilhelm Weil
Rheingau, Germany
Additional Info

From the Producer

TASTING NOTES

Dry,complex Riesling, with an extreme elegance and minerality shaped by the stony, crumbling soils of the renowned Klosterberg vineyard.

VINEYARD NOTES

The Klosterberg borders the Kiedrich Turmberg and Kiedrich Gräfenberg - it is the third ‘Berg’ vineyard of Kiedrich. The name Klosterberg derives from the old path, the so-called ‘Klosterweg’, that crosses through the vineyards and links Kloster Eberbach to Kiedrich. The shallow to deep soil of the southwest facing cliffs are composed of Devonian (colored slate) and Pre-Devonian (phyllite and gneiss) rock interspersed with gravelly loess.

Blend : Riesling (100%)
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2030
Bottle Size : 750ml

The vineyards of Robert Weil, winery in the foreground
The vineyards of Robert Weil, winery in the foreground
Rheingau, Germany
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

94Points
JamesSuckling.com

"Intense white-thorn and spring aromas, underlined by a hint of white bread (from long sur-lie maturation) and lime zest pull you into this racy dry riesling that’s brimming with energy, in spite of its sleek silhouette. Very long and complex wet-stone and wild-herb finish. Average vine age of over 50 years! Drink or hold." - Stuart Pigott (James Suckling)

94Points
The Wine Advocate

"This brings a remarkable, delicate, subtle and articulated, very elegant and flinty, almost Mosel-like Riesling bouquet of bright fruit aromas (mango, passion fruit) intertwined with notes of crushed iron and stones. Juicy, piquant and stimulatingly salty on the palate, this is a very elegant and substantial Riesling with juicy, refined fruit and a long, intense and refined finish that is carried by a highly stimulating mineral acidity and serious structure. This is an excellent Klosterberg, most probably among the finest I have tasted from this vineyard. Very long, piquant and highly salivating.” - Stephan Reinhardt (The Wine Advocate)

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    I recommend this product
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    Rated 5 stars
    7 months ago
    Great wine

    This was a great wine would recommend to anyone, interesting deep flavor, great German Riesling.

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