Hi Riesling lovers,
Obviously, it’s been far too long.
In the mean time I have been RIESsearchING for over 2 years now! I still love it so much!
Only time is what stands in my way from time to time…
Also, I passed my WSET sparkling examination!
Next up is Spirits again… Which I am starting for right this second! It’s not that much, but it just does not interest me at all! = Problem! I don’t drink this ever! But I guess I need to the next couple of weeks.
This RIESsearchING is about my visit at Robert Weil!
They are situated in Kiedrich in the Reingau in Germany. The winery stands on a beautiful property! Huge even!
We were first taken to the back where we could see the vineyards from the balcony, The Kiedricher Turmberg
Which is real steep and has slate, loess and loam as soil.
Also the vineyard Kiedrich Gräfenberg you can see from here, this one is quite steep also, with a loess and loam base, has some stony components and phyllite in the soil.
The other vineyard the Kiedrich
Klosterberg is on the other side of the street what we could not see from where we were standing. This vineyard is more in the direction of Eltville. This soil is made up of colored slate, phyllite and some volcanic elements.
The full amount of hectares owned by the winery is 20 ha! This is a lot!
Then we went downstairs to the cellar! First cellar floor where huge stainless steel tanks and a reasonable amount of them!
We too saw the pneumatic presses, they had 3 or 4!
The next floor where barrels and the stock of the winery!
There was also a newer cellar, part with special temperature controlled barrels! In a state of the art room which also had a wall where water was run over to control the humidity in the cellar!
We eventually came back up! And had a tasting in a nice tasting room!
We tasted all there Rieslings (they only make Riesling). Also, we tasted a special bottle!
An Auslese from 2004!
This one is very mineral, complex, full bodied, sweet, but with a nice balancing acidity, dried fruits (like apricot, peaches) a little nutty also. So much Pertol! Love it! And a superb long finish!
They also have Sekt made by Solter. Which have been aged for 18 months sur lattes.
This one is very dry, has a lot of small bubbles, apple, honey, bread, brioche taste also quite mineral and has a creamy, medium finish!
I could go on about the others, but you can buy them almost in every country! Then, buy and taste the greatness of Robert!
I also got a little gift after visiting the winery, which I am very thankful for!
I too want to thank Nicolas Pfaff, who set up the visit for us!
If you want any additional information, please contact me or visit the website: http://www.weingut-robert-weil.com
Thank’s for reading and I see you the next RIESsearchING!