Klaus-Peter told us that he was the 10th generation of Keller to have made wine from this vineyard, with parcels owned by the family since 1789. The coolest of his three G.G. vineyards, it rises to 290m above sea level in parts, fully yellow limestone gives rise to a wine that is supremely taut and clear. Ripe yellow fruit on the nose leads to a salty mineral quality and suggestions of honeysuckle and conference pear. Harmony and near pitch perfect balance. Wonderful.
One of Germany’s truly great estates, we are delighted to offer Keller’s wines for the first time as of the 2007 vintage. Since the late eighties, Klaus Keller has rapidly gained a very serious reputation for making top flight German Riesling in both dry, fruity and sweet styles. More recently, Klaus’s son Klaus-Peter has joined the team after completing his wine-making studies at Geisenheim and is helping to drive quality forward even further. As with any top producer worth his salt, Keller believes good vineyard management is the key to success. Based in the Rhinehessen, where the wines have more generosity and richness than in the Mosel-Saar-Ruwer or even Nahe, the Kellers are able to produce some of Germany’s most complete dry wines in addition to wonderful fruity and sweet late harvest styles
The Rheinhessen lies with the crook of the Rhine to the north and east, the Nahe to the west, Pfalz to the South and the Rheingau to the North over the river. Keller crafts his fabulous dry, fruity and sweet wines here, where the vines produce more generosity and richness than in the Mosel-Saar-Ruwer or even Nahe.