• The King of Dry:   Klaus Peter Keller Riesling

    The King of Dry: Klaus Peter Keller Riesling

    Perhaps no producer in the world has seen a rise in popularity and prices at the rate we are witnessing with Klaus Peter Keller's Rheinhessen Grosses Gewächs wines. The quality has been superb for many years now, but small production met with rapidly growing interest is a bit of a nightmare scenario as a retailer.

    Today, I'm happy to offer a small parcel of some of Keller's top wines, the 2016 Hubacker GG, RR Goldkapsel, and Frauenberg Spätburgunder GG.

    RR Goldkapsel is the cult classic wine of the estate, sourced from a 0.33 ha parcel of red soil located in the limetsone-dominant Kirchspiel vineyard. Because Keller ferments this naturally there is always a touch of residual sugar left, which really balances the darker mineral expression of this parcel.

    Hubacker is one of the most powerful and deeply concentrated dry Rieslings in the Keller lineup. Sourced from a vineyard of loess, loam, and marl, with large blocks of limestone scattered throughout.

    Frauenberg is an excellent choice for blinding your Francophile friends. The Burgundian kinship was deepened when Keller worked alongside Eric Rousseau in Gevrey-Chambertin & Hubert Lignier in Morey-Saint-Denis. That's good company.


    "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. 
    Posted by Alexander Rosen
  • The King of Dry: Klaus Peter Keller's QBA Riesling

    The King of Dry: Klaus Peter Keller's QBA Riesling

    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.


    Also available:

    2007 Keller Abtserde Riesling GG
    $264

    2007 Keller Hubacker Riesling GG 1.5L
    $249

    2007 Keller Kirchspiel Riesling GG 1.5L
    $226

    2008 Keller Hubacker Riesling GG
    $149

    2009 Keller Abtserde Riesling GG
    $254

    2009 Keller Morstein Riesling GG
    $286

    2010 Keller Hubacker Riesling GG
    $139

    2012 Keller Hubacker Riesling GG
    $109

    2012 Keller Kirchspiel Riesling GG
    $79

    2013 Keller Hubacker Riesling GG 1.5L
    $189

    2013 Keller Kirchspiel Riesling GG 1.5L
    $157

    2013 Keller Riesling "RR" Goldkapsel
    $44

    2013 Keller Riesling Abtserde GG
    $157

    2014 Keller Kirchspiel Riesling GG
    $72

    2014 Keller Kirchspiel Riesling GG 1.5L
    $157

    2014 Keller Hubacker Riesling GG 1.5L
    $191

    2014 Keller Abtserde Riesling GG
    $149

    2014 Keller Abtserde Riesling GG 1.5L

    $272

    Posted by Max Kogod