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Weingut Robert Weil

Germany Rheingau

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Name: Weingut Robert Weil
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Foundation year: 1875
Address: Address
65399 Kiedrich, Germany
Vineyard: 90 ha
Owner: Wilhelm Weil (Gutsdirektor), Suntory
Manager: Clemens Schmitt, Weinbergsverwalter
Managing Director: Wilhelm Weil
Wine Maker: Christian Engel & Fabian Kretschmer
Oenologist: Wilhelm Weil
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Associations: VDP
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Opening times: Mon - Fri: 08:00 - 17:30 Sat: 10:00 - 17:00 Sun: 11:00 - 17:00 Open all year round, except public holidays
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Weingut Robert Weil
The winery is located in the municipality of Kiedrich in the German Rheingau region of Rheingau and was founded in 1875 by Dr Robert Weil (1843-1933). There are also family roots in the well-known Ber...

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0.75 L
2010 Kiedrich Gräfenberg Riesling Erstes Gewächs trocken
35.50 €
91 WP - excellent
Editor note: Vegetal, somewhat nutty and floral stone fruit nose with some citrus peel, a little chamomile, hint...
0.75 L
2013 Kiedrich Gräfenberg Riesling Grosses Gewächs trocken
39.50 €
93 WP - excellent
Editor note: Firm, quite clearly fine-vegetable citrus nose with peach notes, some herbs and distinct minerality....
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2022 Kiedrich Turmberg Riesling Trockenbeerenauslese VDP.Erste Lage
370.00 €
98 WP - great
Editor note: Deep and very concentrated, multi-layered, somewhat nutty, dried floral and herbaceous bouquet with...
Favorite wine, chosen by Our Tasting Team
0.375 L
2022 Kiedrich Gräfenberg Riesling Trockenbeerenauslese VDP.Grosse Lage
370.00 €
100 WP - unique
Editor note: Extremely concentrated and deep, brilliant honey nose with finest stone fruit aromas, citrus tones,...
0.375 L
2022 Kiedrich Turmberg Riesling Beerenauslese VDP.Erste Lage
180.00 €
95 WP - great
Editor note: Deep and very concentrated aroma of candied and dried stone fruit with citrus and especially zest ar...
0.375 L
2022 Kiedrich Gräfenberg Riesling Beerenauslese VDP.Grosse Lage
180.00 €
96 WP - great
Editor note: Firm and deep, somewhat vegetal, also a hint of tobacco with almost reserved candied and dried yello...

The winery is located in the municipality of Kiedrich in the German wine-growing region of Rheingau and was founded in 1875 by Dr Robert Weil (1843-1933). There are also family roots in the well-known Bernkastel winegrowing dynasty of Prüm. The estate was considerably expanded through the purchase of the two vineyards Nilkens and Buschmann, the villa of the aristocratic English art patron Sir John Sutton (1820-1873) shown in the picture, which became the ancestral home, as well as vineyards owned by the Count of Fürstenberg. A Riesling from the 1893 vintage from the Gräfenberg vineyard made the estate widely famous. At that time, the Auslese from the Kiedrich hill was supplied to many of Europe's imperial and royal houses. In 1900, for example, the Vienna Court Economic Office bought 800 bottles of this wine for the Habsburg imperial court for a bottle price of 16 gold marks. Incidentally, the treasury of the house stores the top wines of the great vintages back to that legendary Auslese. The 1920 vintage of the Kiedricher Gräfenberg Trockenbeerenauslese is called Zeppelin wine because it was on board the airship "Graf Zeppelin LZ 127" when it circumnavigated the world in 1929.

die von Sir John Sutton erbaute Villa in Kiedrich wurde Stammhaus des Weingutes Robert Weil

In 1988, the Japanese beverage company Suntory acquired a majority stake in the estate. Today, the estate is run in the fourth family generation by the founder's great-grandson Wilhelm Weil (estate director, oenologist). Clemens Schmitt and Philipp Bicking are responsible for the vineyards, Christian Engel and Fabian Kretschmer for the cellar. The vineyards cover 90 hectares in the VDP-classified Kiedrich single vineyard sites Gräfenberg, Klosterberg and (under sole ownership) Turmberg and others. They are 100% planted with the Riesling variety, in which the winery specialises. The quality-promoting measures in the vineyard include cover crop, exclusively organic fertilisation, pest control with biodegradable, environmentally compatible agents, and complete renunciation of herbicides. Further quality factors are yield restriction through restrictive pruning, double thinning, early negative selection and extremely selective harvesting, usually not before the beginning of November. The complex harvest often takes eight to ten weeks with several harvesting processes. When picking the noble rotten grapes, the harvesters already sort them separately according to three degrees of rottenness.

Einzellagen Gräfenberg und Turmberg in der Gemeinde Kiedrich im Rheingau

In the cellar, the grapes are picked berry by berry. The must is pre-clarified by natural sedimentation. Fermentation takes place for six to twelve weeks in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks and in traditional Rheingau barrels. During reductive ageing, the longest possible contact with the fine yeast is used. In accordance with the VDP classification model, the wines are marketed as estate wines (Robert Weil), local wines (Kiedricher Flächen), Erste Lagen (Klosterberg and Turmberg) and from the Grosse Lage as Grosse Gewächse (Gräfenberg). Traditionally, the noble sweet wines from Auslese to Trockenbeerenauslese are among the top products of the house. They are marked with a gold capsule and sold at auctions for top prices. The winery is a member of the VDP (Association of German Prädikat Wine Estates).

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