The 2012 Riesling RR comes from plot in the Kirchspiel vineyard with more red iron in the limestone. Naturally finishing its fermentation with 12-13 g/lof residual sugar makes it marginally above the permitted level to be labelled trocken. Showing hugely refined and classy notes of red apple and peach, very sleek in character with even greater polish than Von der Fells. There is a bit more flesh here, with grapefruit pith providing a lovely cut to the sleek texture of this graceful beauty.
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.