This is Weil’s ‘villages’ level Riesling (the village being Kiedrich). The fruit is a blend of younger-vine material, as well as first-picked parcels from the classified hillside Estate sites of Klosterberg, Turmberg and Gräfenberg. As you would expect from such terroir, it is a step up from the Rheingau—with more texture and power, and considerably more rocky, mineral intensity. One-third of the wine was raised in large Stockinger Doppelstückfass (wooden cask) for six months.
This is super-perfumed and the fruit spectrum now contains more ripe pink grapefruit and pear as well as lime and lemon sorbet, all leading to a vibrant, stony, powdery freshness and drive—very long finish as well. Overall, the style is archetypal Kiedrich (i.e. very fresh, vibrant and translucent). It’s a brilliant wine of depth and class.
“The delightful, sliced-peach and pear aromas gently lead you into this finely nuanced, medium-bodied dry riesling with filigree acidity illuminating the mineral character at the long finish.” 93 points, Stuart Pigott, JamesSuckling.com.