Keeper Collection #SommChat Guest #Winemaker Wilhelm Weil

12/17 German Winemaker Wilhelm Weil, Dr. Loosen Wines

German Winemaker Wilhelm Weil via @DrLoosenImports

Dr. Loosen Wines ‏@drloosenwines RT @KeeperColl: Can’t wait to see you @ #SommChat 11 AM CST!

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl Welcome 2 dbl #SommChat every1! Tell UR friends 2 join us 2 hear fr #Winemaker Wilhelm Weil & #Somm Nicolas Pfaff via @DrLoosenImports

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl On 2day’s #SommChat #German #Winemaker Wilhelm Weil &# Somm Nicolas Pfaff will be discussing Robert Weil Wines via @DrLoosenImports

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl We’d like to introduce you to #Winemaker Wilhelm Weil & #Somm Nicolas Pfaff, both tweeting frm @DrLoosenImports #SommChat #WW

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl Abt ready 2 dive in w/ ?s, so S/O 2 Wilhelm & Nicolas @DrLoosenImports 2 say hello & so they know UR here! #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl Don't forget that EVERY tweet during this chat should include the #SommChat hashtag in order 4 every1 2 C see it! #winewednesday

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl As we ask Wilhelm & Nicolas @DrLoosenImports our Qs, U can ask them Ur Qs as well! They’ll do their best 2 answer all Qs in order #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl Let's start talking Robert Weil #wines w/ #Winemaker Wilhelm Weil & #Somm Nicolas Pfaff @DrLoosenImports #WW #SommChat

Dr. Loosen Imports ‏@DrLoosenImports @KeeperColl Hello to #SommChat we are here at Planet #Riesling fr Keidrich (Nicolas and Wilhelm)

Greenleaf Group ‏@GreenleafGrp Hi Wilhelm and Nicolas! #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl Q. @DrLoosenImports Wilhelm, what got you interested in the #Wine business & when did you first get interested? #SommChat

Dr. Loosen Imports ‏@DrLoosenImports A. @KeeperColl A #Spätlese from the very famous vintage 1971 which I tasted over the summer in 1973 directly from the cask. #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl Q fr shy #SommChat peep: @drloosenimports What is going on in UR #vineyards in #Germany right now - is this a quite time?

Dr. Loosen Imports ‏@DrLoosenImports @KeeperColl this is the #pruning time which is the base of the new #vintage #SommChat

Dr. Loosen Imports ‏@DrLoosenImports @KeeperColl #pruning will determine the Yields and the #quality 4 the Vintage - so very important #wine work #SommChat

Matt McGinnis ‏@MattMcGinnis Q. @DrLoosenImports what are the biggest markets for your wines outside of Germany? #SommChat

Dr. Loosen Imports ‏@DrLoosenImports @mattmcginnis Def #USA, #Scandanavia, #Korea, and #Australia trying to continue to grow mkts we are in #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl Q. fr Shy #SommChat peep: Can you describe UR last vintage in #Germany? #SommChat

Dr. Loosen Imports ‏@DrLoosenImports@KeeperColl '13 had cold spring so late & flowering small clusters, hot summer, lots of rainfall during harvest great #wines #SommChat

Sassodoro ‏@Sassodoro @KeeperColl @DrLoosenImports I'm coming in late to #SommChat & trying to catch up now!

Dr. Loosen Wines ‏@drloosenwines Hi Wilhelm & Nicolas. Greetings from Kirk Wille at Dr. Loosen's import office in Oregon. Welcome to #SommChat!

Dr. Loosen Imports ‏@DrLoosenImports @drloosenwines Hello Krik fr Kiedrich #SommChat

Intl Wine Center ‏@IntlWineCtr Q. @DrLoosenImports. What were the ups and downs of the 2014 harvest for you? #SommChat

Dr. Loosen Imports ‏@DrLoosenImports @KeeperColl '14 warm spring, early flowering, cold Aug., rainfall during Harvest, our #vineyards have gr8 drainage - gr8 #wines #SommChat

Dr. Loosen Imports ‏@DrLoosenImports @IntlWineCtr 2 much rainfall in '14 again b/c of drainage in our #Vineyards and hillside sites, all quality level #wines up 2 TBA #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl Q. @DrLoosenImports Wilhelm & Nicolas, tell us a bit about the #Winemaking philosophy of Robert Weil Wines #SommChat

Dr. Loosen Imports ‏@DrLoosenImports .@KeeperColl Considerable time on the fine-yeast & the use of stainless steel tanks & wooden barrels in dependence of wine style #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl Q. @DrLoosenImports Wilhelm, what make the Weingut Robert Weil conditions ideal for growing late-harvest Riesling? #SommChat

Christopher Miller ‏@noblewines RT @KeeperColl: Q. @DrLoosenImports Wilhelm, what make the Weingut Robert Weil conditions ideal for growing late-harvest Riesling? #SommChat

Dr. Loosen Imports ‏@DrLoosenImports A. @KeeperColl @noblewines Because of our hillside sites we get loose clusters of small, flavored berries with a fine acidity and complexity.#SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl Q. fr Shy #SommChat Tweep: Are there any #winemaking techniques that you have continued from your forefathers?

Dr. Loosen Imports ‏@DrLoosenImports @KeeperColl still use traditional barrels called Doppelstuckfass & spontaneous fermentation #SommChat

Intl Wine Center ‏@IntlWineCtr @DrLoosenImports How often are you able to produce TBA? #SommChat @KeeperColl

Dr. Loosen Imports ‏@DrLoosenImports @IntlWineCtr In Gragenberg our GC #Vineyard, we produced 26 vintages in a row with limited quantity (unfortunately) #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl Q fr shy #SommChat peep: are the 26 vntages of TBA all alike are do they change fr Vint to Vint?

Dr. Loosen Imports ‏@DrLoosenImports @KeeperColl the warm vintages of TBA 03 & 07 R diff than cold vintage of 04 & 13 - warm has more botrytis both are good! #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl Q. @DrLoosenImports Wilhelm, tell us a bit about the environmentally friendly practices used in Weil vineyards. #SommChat

Dr. Loosen Imports ‏@DrLoosenImports A. @KeeperColl #Organic fertilizer is used as needed; green cover is planted in alternating rows; #herbicides are not used. #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl @drloosenwines Do you taste with other #german #winemakers for pleasure or for learning and if not why not? #SommChat

Dr. Loosen Imports ‏@DrLoosenImports @KeeperColl we taste w/ #german #winemakers 4 both pleasure & learning & we taste w/ Colleagues at Grosses Gewachs 4 #Rheingau #SommChat

Christopher Miller ‏@noblewines @DrLoosenImports #SommChat Wilhelm do you produce any sweet wines from Rieslaner or other oddities?

Dr. Loosen Imports ‏@DrLoosenImports @noblewines No we R focusing on #Riesling 100% bc Riesling is #Rheingau and Rheingau is #Riesling #SommChat

Christopher Miller ‏@noblewines @DrLoosenImports so unlike neighbor hessen no fooling around #SommChat

Dr. Loosen Imports ‏@DrLoosenImports @noblewines #Rheingau has highest percentage of #Riesling worldwide - currently around 80% #SommChat

Christopher Miller ‏@noblewines @DrLoosenImports think the added complexities of classifications Grosses & Erstes have helped in marketing Rheingau worldwide? #SommChat

Dr. Loosen Imports ‏@DrLoosenImports @noblewines have helped with all high-class dry #German #Wines from the VDP members #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl Q. @DrLoosenImports Nicolas, what is your approach for pairing #food & #wine? #SommChat

Dr. Loosen Imports ‏@DrLoosenImports A. @KeeperColl I always have a close look at the #spices & aromas of the dishes and which #wine helps to emphasize them #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl Q fr Shy #SommChat peep - @DrLoosenImports can you give some specific food items you like with ur #wines?

Dr. Loosen Imports ‏@DrLoosenImports @KeeperColl Fish (#trout) w/ dry #riesling, spicy food & #german spicy #sausage w/ off dry also this can go with Noble sweet wine #SommChat

Kay Marley-Dilworth ‏@ATXFoodnews Better late than never for @KeeperColl's #SommChat. Ooh, @DrLoosenImports in on! Cheers!

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl Q. @DrLoosenImports Nicolas, what are some of your favorite #food pairings for Weil #Riesling? #SommChat

Dr. Loosen Imports ‏@DrLoosenImports A. @KeeperColl I really like spicy cross over #food w/ our #Riesling Tradition & roasted beef together with a well aged Gräfenberg #SommChat

Christopher Miller ‏@noblewines @DrLoosenImports Did you make less TBA in 04 & 13 and more BA due to less botrytis? #SommChat

Dr. Loosen Imports ‏@DrLoosenImports @noblewines always more BA than TBA bc TBA is only most concentrated grapes - it does not depend on Vintage - TBA is always less #SommChat

Courtney Quinn ‏@Path2Wine Q. @drloosenimports you described different weather in 2013 and 2014 what differences will we see in bottle? #SommChat

Dr. Loosen Imports ‏@DrLoosenImports @Path2Wine differences R not that big bc thx to drainage in our #vineyards it balances out wet conditions in #harvest time #SommChat

Courtney Quinn ‏@Path2Wine Q. @drloosenimports You mentioned well draining soils & slopes, anything else in vineyard that allows you to make incredible wine #SommChat

Dr. Loosen Imports ‏@DrLoosenImports @path2wine mixture of soil & microclimate & southwest exposure & cool climate coming off of hillside sites makes it ideal #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl Q. @DrLoosenImports Wilhelm, tell us a bit about the different #terroir of the Robert Weil vineyards. #SommChat

Dr. Loosen Imports ‏@DrLoosenImports A. @KeeperColl Turmberg and Gräfenberg are dominated by phylitte-slate while Gräfenberg has also an amount of loess & loam #SommChat

Dr. Loosen Imports ‏@DrLoosenImports A. @KeeperColl Phylitte is oldest slate, looks greyish, pre-devonian; metamorphic& produces saltiness in #Wine+acid+trop. fruit #SommChat

Kay Marley-Dilworth ‏@ATXFoodnews Q. @DrLoosenImports what is your "guilty pleasure" wine/food pairing? #SommChat

Dr. Loosen Imports ‏@DrLoosenImports .@ATXFoodnews Low budget #Currywurst with a TBA & in US #lobster Rolls with Dry style @trimbach #SommChat

Kay Marley-Dilworth ‏@ATXFoodnews @DrLoosenImports Sounds delish! #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl Q. @DrLoosenImports Nicolas, what do you most enjoy about working with Robert Weil Wines? #SommChat

Dr. Loosen Imports ‏@DrLoosenImports A. @KeeperColl Diversity of #Riesling & the very distinctive character of the #wines due to the Chateau character of Robert Weil #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl Q. @DrLoosenImports Wilhelm, what positive major changes R U seeing in UR German #Wine area? #SommChat

Dr. Loosen Imports ‏@DrLoosenImports A. @KeeperColl We are experiencing a renaissance of the #Rheingau as the premium #Riesling Region of #Germany right now! #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl Q. @DrLoosenImports Wilhelm, do U have any new plans for Weil winery in the near future? #SommChat

Dr. Loosen Imports ‏@DrLoosenImports A. @KeeperColl We want to expand our #efforts in our successful export markets to stabilize Robert Weil as an international brand #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl Time to wrap up! Hope U enjoyed DOUBLE #wine talk w/ #Winemaker Wilhelm Weil & #Somm Nicolas Pfaff @DrLoosenImports #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl Gr8 2 have #Winemaker Wilhelm Weil & #Somm Nicolas Pfaff @DrLoosenImports join us 4 #SommChat. hope everyone learned as much as we did! #WW

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl Please join us in thanking #Winemaker Wilhelm Weil & #Somm Nicolas Pfaff @DrLoosenImports or their time #SommChat #WW #Winelover

Sassodoro ‏@Sassodoro @KeeperColl @DrLoosenImports Thanks for a great #SommChat!

Courtney Quinn ‏@Path2Wine Thanks @drloosenimports for answering #wine questions on #SommChat Now ready for a glass of Riesling!

Greenleaf Group ‏@GreenleafGrp Great #SommChat everyone. Thank you Wilhelm and Nicolas!

Taste Northern Spain ‏@Taste_Spain Please join us in thanking #Winemaker Wilhelm Weil & #Somm Nicolas Pfaff DrLoosenImports or their time #SommChat #WW #Winelover

Dr. Loosen Imports ‏@DrLoosenImports @KeeperColl A day w/o a #Rielsing is a lost day! Pls like us on Facebook & we lk forward 2 seeing you all in the #US #SommChat

Intl Wine Center ‏@IntlWineCtr Great #SommChat. Thanks @KeeperColl and @DrLoosenImports!

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl @IntlWineCtr great to have you join in on #SommChat

Lisa Wilk ‏@winechix .@KeeperColl, #Winemaker Wilhelm Weil & #Somm Nicolas Pfaff @DrLoosenImports Cheers & TY for a wonderful #SommChat! #WW #Winelover

Fabien Lainé ‏@fabienlaine @KeeperColl could not make it this time will catch on later with today's #SommChat

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