Robert Weil Rheingau Riesling Spätlese 2018
The Estate Spätlese is sourced from parcels that neighbor the estate’s classified single-vineyard sites. It also includes preselection fruit from the top sites, which gives the wine an extra dimension of fruit and mineral intensity. This wine superbly displays Spätlese’s riper, richer style from late-picked fruit.
From younger vines in Kiedrich's top sites and harvested at 93/94° Oechsle, the 2017 Rheingau Riesling Spätlese offers an aromatic yet gently delicate nose with ripe yellow fruit scents and a coolish spiciness and slate note. Concentrated and piquant on the palate, this is a mineral and taut, very elegant Spätlese with lush fruit and a juicy-piquant finish that reveals a lingering purity, salinity and tension. Attention: this is extremely stimulating! Tasted in August 2018.