Der Robert Weil Kiedricher Gräfenberg Riesling trocken GG präsentiert sich in einem strahlenden Goldgelb mit grünlichen Reflexen. Mit etwas Luft bildet sich über dem Glas ein komplexes aromatisches Füllhorn mit Anklängen von Zitrus, Gelbfrucht (Mirabellen), etwas Zitronenzeste, Trockenfrüchten, feiner Kräuterwürze, floralen Noten und tropischen Nuancen (Papaya). Mit massig Schmelz an den Lippen offenbart dieser Riesling am Gaumen ein Feuerwerk an sensorischer Vielfalt mit viel Schmelz, Frische, einer Klasse-Balance, rassigem Aromenausdruck und enormem Genusspotential. Groß gewachsen in allen Belangen mit einem nicht enden wollenden feinaromatischen Nachhall. Ganz großes Sensorik-Kino.
Robert Parker Wine Advocate-Bewertung Jahrgang 2016:
2016 Weingut Robert Weil • Rheingau Riesling Kiedrich Gräfenberg "GG"
234, The Wine Advocate, 29th Dec 2017
Drink Date: 2020 - 2035
Fermented in 1,200- and 2,400-liter oak vats (Stück and Doppelstück), Weil's citrus colored 2016 Rheingau Riesling Kiedrich Gräfenberg "GG" is bright, pure, fresh and dusty-mineral on the nose but also indicates ripe, intense and concentrated (Mirabelle) fruit that is perfectly mixed with the aromas of the deep and complex Gräfenberg terroir. On the palate, this is a mouthful of lush, elegant and even delicate dry Riesling that is dense and structured but reveals remarkable finesse and mineral piquancy as well. Has the Gräfenberg ever been more Mosel-like than this gorgeous 2016? I have often found the Gräfenberg to be too mighty, rich and powerful (and was privately assuming how great this wine should be with organic or even biodynamic farming). But the 2016 doesn't have the power of former vintages; rather, it possesses purity and freshness intertwined with the elegant and lush fruit that is really unique for this prestigious grand cru. Its persistent finish is perfectly round and aromatic but also salty and very stimulating. Still very young, the 2016 will benefit from further bottle aging. It is a superbly fine, elegant and balanced Gräfenberg. Tasted three times in October and November 2017.
Wilhelm Weil was as proud as rarely before when he presented me his 2016s on a golden September day this year (2017). Although the summer was almost a catastrophe due to the daily rainfalls between mid-May and the end of July, the later summer and the autumn were marvelously sunny and dry. Yet even the rain didn't do much harm to the steep Kiedrich vineyards with their well-drained soils. At first, the rainfalls were actually very welcome after another very dry winter (which followed a warm and dry 2015 vintage). Bud break was during the last week of April, and the flowering in mid-June was pretty normal given the last 30 years. In contrast to most of his colleagues, Weil didn't see much peronospora in his crus (Klosterberg, Turmberg and Gräfenberg). Also, there was no late frost and no hail. "I hardly dare to say that, but in the end I could not have been more happy," Wilhelm said without forgetting the big trouble his colleagues faced in Austria, Burgundy and in the Loire valley. The warmest September ever led to perfect ripeness. Even some rainfalls in early October couldn't threaten the perfectly ripe and healthy grapes which were all picked in October. "The berries tasted as good as never before," Wilhelm remembers and is convinced he has produced the best vintage of his life. In fact, his Gräfenberg GG has never been finer. Regarding the predicates, Robert Weil is one of the outstanding producers in Germany anyway. In 2016, Robert Weil has finished the 28th vintage in a row with the production of Auslesen, Beerenauslesen and Trockenbeerenauslesen. Even an Eiswein was produced and it's absolutely gorgeous. All the Rieslings (even the entry levels) are perfectly ripe, elegant and juicy but also very silky and in great balance. In fact, 2016 is is a stellar vintage for Robert Weil. Congratulations!
Fachpressebewertungen Jahrgang 2016:
94/100 Punkte James Suckling
93/100 Punkte Wine Spectator
18/20 Punkte Weinwisser
18/20 Punkte Jancis Robinson
TOP5 - Weißweine des Jahres 2017 in der Fachzeitschrift Weinwirtschaft
Auszeichnungen für Weingut und Winzer:
Gault Millau 2018 kürt das Weingut Robert Weil erneut mit "5-Trauben – Weltklasse"
Der Weinguide Eichelmann 2018 verleiht dem Weingut Robert Weil erneut "5-Sterne – Weltklasse, internationaler Spitzen-Erzeuger"
Der Feinschmecker kürt das Weingut Robert Wein erneut mit "5-F – Einer der besten Weinproduzenten" (2012, 2011)
falstaff Weinguide 2016: „Weingut Robert Weil setzt mit seinem ‚Château-Charakter‘ ein weltweites Symbol deutscher Riesling-Kultur!“
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