Keller, Riesling Kabinett Limestone 2021Regular price $38.00 Save $-38.00
Before World Wars I and II, excellent dry wine was made in the Rheinhessen, but with postwar economic recovery and mass market consumerism came the debacle of liebfraumilch. This was overly sweet swill exported for some time until the 1980s when several winemakers, led by Weingut Keller, decided they could do much better. The elegant dry Riesling once again made a renaissance and is here to stay for good. Klaus Peter Keller and his family are at the absolute top when it comes to dry riesling from the Rheinhessen in Germany. They create a line of single cru wines from many limestone laiden vineyards there. With each vintage, they express the unique voices of each terroir, whether it be the entry level or the grand cuvee.
“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
'Limestone' celebrates the versatility of Riesling, showcasing how it can be complex and aromatic while being both delicate and concentrated. It shows that great Riesling can have a hint of sweetness, that is complemented (and yet almost masked) by the soaring acidity and minerality. The limestone soils found in the Rheinhessen accentuate all of these components.