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Robert Weil Grafenberg GG Trocken Riesling 2020

Robert Weil Grafenberg GG Trocken Riesling 2020

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Tasting Notes

Absolutely sublime! All the hype about the Weil wines has come true in this wine. Out of the lineup this was definitely the pick. Slight residual sugar that is nothing but balanced with it's acidity. Aromatic and complex on the nose showing quince, sweet peach and white flowers. The palate is also sophisticated with stupendous length and talcy texture. This is Rielsing at its absolute best! - Chris L 

The vineyard of Kiedrich Gräfenberg (literally, the ‘Hill of the Counts’) has been used to designate Robert Weil’s finest wines since the site was classified as “Weinlage 1 Klasse” in 1867. Home to Weil’s oldest vines—up to 80 years of age with the majority on their own rootstock—it makes perfect sense that Weil’s single Grosse Gewächs derives from this legendary site. Weil's aim has been to produce a wine in a similar style to the full-bodied dry wines produced in the Rheingau a century ago (when the region’s finest Rieslings were the most expensive wines in the world). Despite the high quality of the Turmberg and Klosterberg, this is clearly on another level. It’s the most intense, deep, powerful and complex Riesling from the Estate, and perhaps from the Rheingau full stop. It’s raised on lees and a minimum of 80% is matured in large, neutral oak Doppelstückfass (large Stockinger casks) and in spite of its power, it displays stunning clarity and eye-of-the-needle precision. - Importer Note

An increased focus on the environment and an awareness of sustainable agriculture have given rise to a huge increase in organic viticulture. This is an exciting area of growth in the world of wine, and if done right, one that leads to better wines, healthier vines and soils, and less stress on the earth.

But what makes a wine organic?

Organic wine refers to a method of farming, rather than winemaking. It all starts in the vineyard, where vignerons and viticulturalists no longer use synthetic or systemic pesticides, herbicides or fertilisers. Instead they opt for organic compounds such as copper and sulfur, which can help reduce he pressure of disease and pests. This results in much better vine and soil health, with no unwanted chemicals leeching into local rivers and waterways through run-off.

Organic farming is not to be confused with Biodynamic farming which, although similar, is a different approach and requires many more specific practices. These practices such as specific soil preparations, and lunar-cycle harvesting are not necessary to achieve an organic system.

It is important to note that organic wines can still have sulphur dioxide added to them. Sulphur is an organic compound, and therefore winemakers are free to add it to their wines, and still achieve organic certification. Winemakers will often add sulphur to help stabilise the wine and protect it from oxygen come bottling time. The wine will still be completely organic, assuming the proper farming practices have been adhered to.

Product Type Wine White Riesling
Volume 750ml
Country Germany
Region Rheingau
Sub Region Grafenberg
Winemaking Practices Conventional
Vineyard Practices Organic/Biodynamic