Call it what you will: an introductory, entry-level wine. This Riesling Trocken is the default go-to wine in the Keller portfolio. Purity, presence and price—it ticks all the boxes.
Pear in abundance, citrus, apple blossom and chalky limestone makes this a very impressive introduction to Keller. With a fruit palate that never gets tropical or flat, Klaus-Peter shows us his true talent in this wine.
"Bottled. From various vineyards, younger vines (10–15 years), including some from Kirchspiel.
Equal parts limey fruit and stony minerality on the nose. That lime-juice purity on the palate, too. Edgy, bright, and remarkably intense for the first-level Riesling. Dry but has terrific fruit sweetness."
16.5 points, jancisrobinson.com (March 2019)
"One of the great white wines of Germany, pound-for-pound, and usurping JJ Prum Kabinett Riesling for that first glass bistro drink choice award for best on ground white wine of drinkability in the scheme of settling in. Or something like that. You get the gist.
Sweet lime scents, touch of green mango, some lemon sorbet scents. Flavours pretty similar with a little width in texture, softness let’s say, with a nice brittle crispness of acidity, good length, fresh to finish. Perhaps not quite as ‘precise’ as per usual, nor at the usual pedigree, per se, but lovely drinking."
91 points, The Wine Front (July 2019)