Weingut Robert Weil debuts on La Place
Top German Reisling Weingut Robert Weil has announced its debut on La Place de Bordeaux, the third German wine to join the French distribution system.
The producer will launch its Monte Nostrum cuvee exclusively on La Place from April, with seven négociants representing the global launch, including Barrière Frères, Constance Fine Wines, Crus & Domaines de France, CVBG, DIVA Bordeaux, Louis Vialard and Les Vins de Crus. The courtier representing the wine is Bureau Barre & Touton’s Les Vins d’Ailleurs.
A magnum of the 2021 vintage will be offered at the Rheingau VDP Auction on 2 March.
The company said it had had an “intense and successful exchange with its partners in Bordeaux over the last year, with estate director Wilhelm Weil noting that the renowed trading system was showing “renewed interest” in top German Riesling.
“It shows the international appreciation for Robert Weil Rieslings, but is also another important piece of the Riesling renaissance, which ties in with the value of Rieslings from the Rhine and its tributaries around 1900,” he said.
It also underlined the estate’s decision to concentrate on its icon wines, which includes its ‘Grand Cru’ Gräfenberg, and Monte Vacano, which it said had seen “skyrocketing” prices on the secondary market and new records at a recent VDP Auction,
Monte Nostrum is produced from the coolest parcels of the Kiedrich hillside vineyards in the Rheingau, situated between the classified Crus Turmberg and Gräfenberg, the forest and a ridge where the archbishops of Mainz once had fortress in the 12th century. The vineyards allow the producer to make a “crystal-clear, polished, mineral, bone-dry Riesling with an extremely long finish, the company said.
In September 2022 Battenfeld Spanier’s ‘Liquid Earth’ became the first dry Riesling from a German wine growing estate to be sold on la Place de Bordeaux, launching with its 2017 vintage. It was followed by Markus Molitor’s Domäne Serrig in November 2023, which was the first German winery to exclusively sell all its wines through La Place.