Weingut Keller 2019 Riesling Four-Pack
Presenting a limited, collectible four-pack of Riesling from the Rheinhessen's most highly lauded and sought-after estate.
Run by the Keller family to this day with the wife-and-husband team of Julia and Klaus-Peter, Weingut Keller continues an unbroken family lineage going back to the first vintage of 1789, when Johann Leonhard Keller acquired four hectares of the famed Hubacker vineyard, now entering their eleventh generation of contiguous Keller oversight. Today they farm approximately 100 hectares, including the epic grosses gewächs (German Grand Cru vineyards) of Kirchspiel and Abtserde, among others.
Keller’s wines are probably the most desired in all of Germany, and among the most coveted in the world. Sommeliers have a notorious adulation of Riesling bordering on farcical, but experiencing a Keller Riesling truly is eye-opening to the alchemical wonders of this noble varietal. On the top end, their incredibly limited “G-Max” Riesling has traded for up to $4,000 – a bottle! We’ve curated a limited four-pack of two of their beautiful 2019 Rieslings.
This limited collection includes two bottles of each:
WEINGUT KELLER TROCKEN RIESLING 2019
Their driest cuvée (Trocken), sourced from, among others, the prestigious Kirchspiel vineyards. Explosive aromatics and a tongue-tingling static electric finish.
WEINGUT KELLER "LIMESTONE" KABINETT RIESLING 2019
"Kabinett" is a measure of the grape ripeness and, ultimately, a hint of the residual sugar level in German Riesling. Keller's Kabinett Rieslings are where the true complexities start to develop. Yes, this has a *hint* of sweetness but is absolutely necessary to convey and maximize its fruit intensity. You will have no doubt that terroir matters when tasting this "Limestone" cuvée and its salty, wet-slate, rocky limestone minerality.
The British Master of Wine Jancis Robinson put it well when she said, “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.”
These will certainly reward opening now but will only grow more profound with time in the bottle. Put these away for another 4-5 years and watch their primary, tight-knitted complexities evolve into a cornucopia of development and further complexity.
Complimentary shipping on this collectible, limited four-pack!