Robert Weil Estate Riesling Troken 2021, Rheingau, Germany

Founded in 1875, Weingut Robert Weil is considered to be one of the Rheingau’s younger wine estates. It is located in the heart of Kiedrich, a village first documented in the year 950. Today, the estate’s 90 ha (222 acres) of vineyards are planted 100% with Riesling. Throughout its history the estate has always focused on the Riesling grape and adhered to strict, quality-oriented practices in the vineyard – such as stringent pruning to control yields and selective harvesting by hand – and in the cellar, where the wines are vinified as gently as possible. This unwavering and uncompromising quality management is central to Weingut Robert Weil’s unbroken streak of producing wines at every Pradikat classification, up to and including Trockenbeerenauslese, for every vintage since 1989. Tasting notes: Dry, complex Riesling, with an extreme elegance and minerality shaped by the stony, crumbling soils of the renowned Klosterberg vineyard. The name Klosterberg derives from the old path, the so-called ‘Klosterweg’, that crosses through the vineyards and links Kloster Eberbach to Kiedrich. The shallow to deep soil of the southwest facing cliffs are composed of Devonian (colored slate) and Pre-Devonian (phyllite and gneiss) rock interspersed with gravelly loess.