High-quality vineyards are indispensable to producing first-class wines. It is a challenge to exploit the natural potential of the best sites.
The Robert Weil portfolio ranges from “Gutswein” and “Ortswein” (basic quality wines bottled under the Weil estate label) to the Rieslings from an “Erste Lage” (top site), such as Kiedricher Klosterberg and Kiedricher Turmberg, and “Grosse Lage” (finest top site), such as Kiedricher Gräfenberg. This distinction marks a return to the practice of a century ago when only the finest wines bore the name of a specific vineyard site; all others were sold under village or domain names. The estate guarantees the quality of both, but wines labelled with an individual vineyard name also have unique, site-specific qualities.
The character of Robert Weil Riesling wines is marked by the mineral-rich slate soils. They are elegant, complex wines with a pronounced fruityness and many nuances in flavor and bouquet. Vinified in lively dry and full-bodied dry or sweeter styles, they are excellent partners with food or delightful on their own. The wines embody a perfect interplay of fine, but firm, acidity with natural sweetness and extract.
The balance of these components is the hallmark of the Riesling grape – an incredibly diverse varietal that is appealing both as a young, uncomplicated wine or a full-bodied, complex dry wine or a mature Auslese with enormous aging potential. Riesling: wines with a distinctive character for wine lovers around the world.
The estate’s dedication to Riesling since 1875 has led numerous observers of the international wine world to regard Weingut Robert Weil, with its “château character,” as a worldwide symbol of German Riesling culture.