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2018 Keller Riesling Limestone

2018 Keller Riesling Limestone

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Screw Cap
Reinhessen
2018
750ml
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$47.99
Screw Cap
Reinhessen
2018
750ml
  • THE BRIEF
  • WHO MADE IT?
  • EXPERT REVIEWS
  • THE BRIEF
  • '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

    Based in the Rheinhessen, Klaus-Peter runs a tight non-interventionist ship. And although the work in the winery, might be hands-off, his vineyards are worked with a rigorous criteria of organic viticulture. Each vine is hand-pruned, and crop-thinned - an enormous undertaking - ensuring that ripening is slowed, and yields are lowered.

    The Limestone cuvée of Riesling is a special one, indeed, a gift from nature. Keller rarely makes an off-dry Riesling and can only do so when the conditions are perfect. With around 18g/L of residual sweetness, Limestone has a deep, intense nose of lime zest, pink grapefruit and jasmine. It is wonderfully concentrated with peach and apple flavors, followed by a long, stony finish.

  • WHO MADE IT?
  • The prestigious Keller estate is located in the small town of Flörsheim-Dalsheim in the Rheinhessen wine-growing region of Germany and it has been in the family for over 220 years. Klaus-Peter and Julia Keller have plots in the following vineyard sites: Frauenberg, Bürgel and Hubacker (the village of Dalsheim), Silberberg (Monsheim), as well as Kirchspiel, Abtserde, Morstein (Westhofen) and Pettanthal (Nierstein).

    The whole Keller 18ha estate crops lower than 35hl/ha, lower than many Grand Cru vineyards in Burgundy! Many vines were planted in the 50’s and 60’s. Dual vignerons, Klaus-Peter and his wife Julia turn conventional wisdom upside down by slowing photosynthesis to achieve a long, slow, ripening period.

    The rigorous berry and bunch selection in the vineyard enables long skin-contact, up to 24 hours, in the cellar prior to fermentation. This process enables greater flavour extraction, but excess phenolic extraction is always a risk. In Keller’s case, perfect fruit, great flavour concentration and careful vinification mitigate this risk.

  • EXPERT REVIEWS
  • 94 POINTS

    MIKE BENNIE - THE WINE FRONT


    A pass through the GG vineyards before harvest leads to the production of this wine. It’s a wine made by using these ‘green harvest’ bunches to produce a sum of parts kind of riesling. Holds about 18 grams per litre residual sugar and about a million grams per litre of awesome drinking. One of those tingly, fresh, electric rieslings of crackling texture, tart acidity, strong ‘mineral character’ and a pumice-like mineral finish. This is insanely delicious. Gentle sweetness so well balanced by citrusy tang – a web of fine, lacy but steely fruit that trails so long and bright. Bravo.

    JULIA HARDING MW - JANCISROBINSON.COM


    This comes as a breath of fresh lemony air after the intensity and spice of the Grosse Gewächse. This is still a touch spicy but has more lively and immediate fruit. Purest of lemon and grapefruit and a light stony minerality, a clear limestone effect – almost chalky on the nose. Juicy, crisp lemon on the palate. Off-dry but the acidity is so high you barely notice the residual sweetness. Lively, crisp and full of pure fruit. Long, nevertheless. Notable intensity. 16.5 / 20 Points.