The ‘biggest’ and certainly the most overt of Weil’s dry wines. Masses of green apple, lemons and flinty minerality. Lots of obvious structure, that frames the fruit. Long powerful finish. Intense and focused. This will be very long lived. Waters Wine, January 2019.
The 2017 Kiedrich Klosterberg Trocken is extremely fresh yet ripe and concentrated on the remarkably fresh and even mineral-scented nose. Crushed rocks from loess-loam soils alternate with phyllite slate soils and a remarkable iron content. Great concentration but also precision and mineral freshness. The palate is round, lush and elegant, with greatly finessed vibration and salinity. Very intense and piquant. Great vitality and finesse, this is Riesling at its best. But wait, there are more… 93 points, Stephan Reinhardt, The Wine Advocate
The vines on this steep 4 hectare vineyard are now 30-50 years old. At 260 metres, it’s the highest of the three Weil hillside sites. Thanks to its aspect and deeper, weathered slate soils, it produces the supplest and most forward of their wines. The Weil team often uses the term ‘baroque’ when describing wines from the Klosterberg, referring to the wines overt exuberance. 70% was fermented naturally in Weil’s Doppelstuckfass (2,400 litre Stockinger casks).