2015 Weingut Keller Kirchspiel Riesling Grosses Gewachs #119696134


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Reviews 19 points Jancis Robinson "The combination of passion fruit and mint is enough to send lovers of ice cream into ecstasy, but it finds an even higher echelon of expression in the fragrance of Keller?s Kirchspiel. With gooseberry, mango and passion fruit there?s an abundance of fruit, but it is presented with finesse against a subtle backdrop of fresh, green herbs and chalky minerality. Rich texture and mouth-filling flavour reflect the generosity of the vintage, but any opulent exuberance is expertly reined in by a firm, tactile grip of mineral and phenolic components on the finish. (MS)" 94 points John Gilman "The bouquet is very refined, wafting from the glass in a mix of clementine, pink grapefruit, a complex base of limestone minerality, citrus peel, still a touch of wild yeasts and a topnote of dried flowers. On the palate the wine is crisp, full-bodied, complex and seamlessly balanced, with a fine core, lovely transparency and grip, a superb girdle of acidity and a long, poised and very promising finish. (JG)"

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About Weingut Keller

Weingut Keller, located in Germany's Rheinhessen region, has risen to great prominence under the guidance of Klaus Peter and Julia Keller. Despite being situated in the once unfavorable "Hügelland," or hill country, Keller has sparked a renaissance in the region. Overlooked, vineyards like Kirchspiel, Hubacker, Morstein, and Abtserde are now revered for Riesling production, commanding high praise for their exceptional dry wines.

Keller's grand cru Rieslings are powerful and dense yet possess an elegant and refined beauty. The wines exhibit remarkable concentration, detailed fruit flavors, and a distinct minerality that makes them truly unforgettable. Beyond dry GGs, Keller produces outstanding Scheurebes, Rieslaners, Sylvaners, Auslesen, BA, and TBAs. This is a testament to Klaus Peter's affinity for the Mosel-style wines, influenced by his mother's heritage.

Keller's pursuit of excellence extends to the production of Spätburgunder. The rolling hills of the Rheinhessen, reminiscent of Burgundy's Côte d'Or, provide a favorable terroir for these captivating Pinots. Klaus Peter's passion for Burgundy is evident, as he visits the region often, and counts legends like Hubert Lignier and Eric Rousseau as friends.

Klaus Peter has made subtle changes in the cellar over the years but has really prioritized quality vineyard work. Fermentation occurs in old oak fuders, utilizing indigenous yeasts whenever possible. Extended skin contact and lees aging also contribute to the wines' deep, layered complexity.

Klaus Peter Keller's commitment to quality and innovation has garnered him a cult-like following. His wines, often compared to Burgundy's top Grand Cru whites, continue to evolve and improve with age, offering a harmonious balance of power, elegance, and refined delicacy.

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