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  • Country ranking ?

    55
  • Producer ranking ?

    19
  • Decanting time

    30min
  • When to drink

    Now-2050
  • Food Pairing

    Apfelstrudel, ovenbaked ice cream & sweet berries

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The Story

2018 was the 30th consecutive vintage in which Weingut Robert Weil was able to harvest Prädikat wines of every ripeness level, including this legendary Beerenauslese.

Alc: 7.5%

Acidity: 11.9 g/L

Residual sugar: 256.0 g/L

Tasting Notes: Fabled Beerenauslese with sophisticated, botrytized fruit; opulent and simultaneously elegant, with a seductive, nuanced exchange between sweetness and acidity; a wine to put down and age for many years to come.

Vineyard: The late 12th century saw first mention of this renowned Rheingau vineyard as the 'mons Rhingravii' (the Mountain of the Rhine Counts); southwest-facing site with deep to medium-deep soil, predominantly stony, fragmented phyllite and dramatic inclines of up to 60 %.

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Press:

99 points by Stephan Reinhardt / Wine Advocate

"Picked with 190° Oechsle but without any botrytis, the 2018 Kiedrich Gräfenberg Beerenauslese opens with a concentrated and spicy yet very delicate and salty bouquet with candied lemon and grapefruit aromas. On the palate, this is a seamlessly textured, wonderfully fruity, fresh and elegant BA with lingering finesse and salinity as well as mineral vitality and freshness. This is a super clear and elegant, highly stimulating BA and one of the most fascinating I have ever tasted in the Rheingau." (Tasted in August 2019)

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Written Notes

Candied lemon and grapefruit peels, peach preserves and raw mushroom greet the nose, along with a haunting suggestion of wisteria. The viscous, glycerol-rich palate introduces both salted caramel and intense brightness of lemon and grapefruit that cut the wine’s richness and sweetness without engendering any sense of bifurcation. The prodigious finish, for all of its sweetness, is both animating and mouthwatering.

  • 94p

Golden yellow colour. Intense, pure and seductive nose with honeyed, apricot marmelade and crème brûlée notes. Lusciously sweet, vivid with great acidity, nectar-like honeyed taste with endlessly lingering finish. Liquid gold. Serve at 7-9°C with crème brûlée or with lemon tart. JL 97p (12/2020)

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Origin

Kiedrich, Rheingau

Grapes

100% Riesling

Drinking temperature

8-10C

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