When asked which top dry whites outside of Burgundy I enjoy the most my answer comes quickly: Keller. The somewhat unheralded region of the Rheinhessen in Germany is home to the most maserful dry Rieslings on earth. The Grosses Gewächs, or GG, bottlings from Keller are among the most sought after wines in all of Europe. While attention is adequately paid here, it's Keller's value dry Riesling, the QBA Trocken, that's the perfect place to turn when the grandeur of the GG's are being reserved for the most special occassions. At $27 per bottle, Klaus Peter Keller's brilliance is made vividly clear at a fraction of the price of his grand crus.
"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
The quote has turned many heads toward the Rheinhessen since it was first published in 2008. Robinson's expertise crosses over an infinite array of regions and producers. When declarations at this level are made, people pay close attention. And the prices for Keller's GG's continue to rise.
I've included a list below of all the terrific GG vineyard bottlings available, but today's offer is really about ushering value dry riesling into minds. Whether you regularly turn to Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Grigio, or even White Burgundy, Keller's dry example of Germany's most celebrated variety is worth your immediate attention.
2015 Keller Riesling QBA Trocken
$27 per bottle.
2016 Keller Riesling QBA Trocken
$27 per bottle.
2007 Keller Abtserde Riesling GG
2007 Keller Hubacker Riesling GG 1.5L
2007 Keller Kirchspiel Riesling GG 1.5L
2008 Keller Hubacker Riesling GG
2009 Keller Abtserde Riesling GG
2009 Keller Morstein Riesling GG
2010 Keller Hubacker Riesling GG
2012 Keller Hubacker Riesling GG
2012 Keller Kirchspiel Riesling GG
2013 Keller Hubacker Riesling GG 1.5L
2013 Keller Kirchspiel Riesling GG 1.5L
2013 Keller Riesling "RR" Goldkapsel
2013 Keller Riesling Abtserde GG
2014 Keller Kirchspiel Riesling GG
2014 Keller Kirchspiel Riesling GG 1.5L
2014 Keller Hubacker Riesling GG 1.5L
2014 Keller Abtserde Riesling GG
2014 Keller Abtserde Riesling GG 1.5L