Keller Trocken & Limestone Kabinett 2020
‘If I had to choose one wine to show how great dry German Riesling can be I would choose a Keller Riesling. Those wines are the German Montrachets’ JANCIS ROBINSON MW
Keller are amongst the greatest winemakers in Germany. While their G Max is one of the most sought after and expensive rieslings on the planet, their wines from top to bottom pitch clarity and purity with a touch of exuberance. This is what defines them as Keller wines – there’s always a touch of flair which elevates their pure expressions, making them delectable, exciting and simply irresistible.
2020 marks their 20th vintage, they’re new players. They don’t have a hundred-year legacy under their belt like most others at the top. Nevertheless, Keller are at the pinnacle of modern German riesling. Based in Worms in the Rheinhessen region – an area known in the past for pumping out quantity over quality, it’s also an area bubbling with new talent. Here youngbloods that have been outpriced for land in the more established and revered regions of Rheingau and the Mosel are causing ripples. In just two decades the wines of Keller are the best dry rieslings in Germany.
Their status has come from meticulous work in the vineyard and honing in on the best sites of the region. 85% of Keller holdings are classified as ‘grand cru’ but only 15% of his wines are labelled GG. So their entry wines such as this Trocken is bolstered with superior fruit from these grand cru sites.
Today we’re offering their Trocken 2020. 2020 was another stunning vintage. It was dry and sunny and vineyard health was at its optimal producing clean and crisp fruit spectrums. Michael Skurnik reports that ‘growers described 2020 as the most elegant of the last 3 vintages and more “friendly” than 2017, which had higher acidity.’
With spring upon us, this nervy wine is perfect for sipping in the sunshine of your backyard or balcony. It’ll bring joy with each sip.
We bought as much as we could, but it won’t be enough to satiate the thirst of Keller’s loyal fans. We’ve taken 15% off six pack buys for two weeks only.