Riesling, Keller 'Von der Fels'
"If you want to produce fine wine, you have to know what fine wine is all about. So the first thing you have to do is travel and drink the world's finest wines. The second, work on your vineyards meticuously." So says Klaus-Peter Keller, the proprietor of Weingut Keller, arguably the top estate in all of Germany. And we couldn't agree more. Keller's wines are some of the most sought after, and difficult to get, wines on the market today. Jancis Robinson has described his Rieslings as the "Montrachets of Germany". Not only does he make world class dry, off-dry and sweet Rieslings, but he also makes beautiful wines from "lesser" grapes such as Sylvaner and Scheurebe. Keller also pays just as much attention and puts just as much love into his everyday wines as he does to his Grosses Gewächs (Grand Cru) bottlings.
Von der fels means "from the rocks" and this dry Riesling is a blend of young vines from the Grosses Gewächs' vineyards that Keller works. The wine is highly aromatic and fresh. On the palate the wine has a razor sharp acidity with an elegance that only comes from the magic Klaus-Peter Keller can work in the vineyards.