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Keller Von der Fels Riesling Trocken 2021, Rheinhessen, Germany

GERMANY
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RIESLING
TART & FRESH and MINERAL
ORGANIC FARMING
CRITIC SCORE 90+


"If I had to choose one wine to show how great dry German Riesling can be I would choose a Keller Riesling. These wines are the German Montrachets."
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Jancis Robinson, MW

In past vintages, this wine has come from younger vines in the GG vineyards, but in 2018 because of the  summer drought, the young vines were harvested earlier and not used for the von der Fels. This vintage is from 35-40 year old vines and mostly  from the Kirchspiel vineyard. Bone dry!

Winemaker: Klaus Peter Keller

Farming: Sustainable and Organic

Variety: Riesling (Trocken-style, dry)

Terroir: In past vintages, this wine has come from younger vines in the GG vineyards, but in 2018 because of the summer drought, the young vines were harvested earlier and not used for the von der Fels. This vintage is from 35-40-year-old vines and mainly from the Kirchspiel vineyard. Bone dry!

Vinification: Keller uses spontaneous fermentation and short skin maceration for the Rieslings

Established in 1789, Keller has become the ONLY name to know in the Rheinhessen.

Scores & Tasting Notes:  “The 2018er Riesling Trocken von der Fels comes only from Grand Cru sites, essentially from the Westhofener Kirchspiel, and was fermented down to bone-dry levels (below 3 g/l of residual sugar). It is still very on the primary side of the nose, where residual scents from the spontaneous fermentation only gradually give way to almond cream, yellow peach, cassis, pear, and spices. It proves nicely juicy and fruity on the palate, yet leaves a racy and vibrating feel in the bone-dry finish.  A touch of tartness emerges in the after-taste which still needs to mellow away, something which will happen in a decade or so. It could  then easily exceed our high expectations.” Rated: “Outstanding” Mosel  Fine Wines