Franz Keller, Pinot Gris Vom Löss, Spätburgunder, Baden, Germany, 2018 through Merchant of Wine.

Franz Keller, Pinot Gris Vom Löss, Spätburgunder, Baden, Germany, 2018

Regular price $12.95 Sale price $28.00

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Overview of the Wine
The center piece of this historically important vineyard – warm, sheltered, steep slopes – stores heat and creates a unique microclimate. Purchasing this parcel was not an easy endeavor! On a walk through the vineyards Fritz Keller noticed the beginning of a vineyard clearance. Since the preservation of old vines and their genetics is important to him, he found out who owned the vineyard to make an offer. Even though the owners had no successor who wanted to work these steep slopes, selling the vineyard to someone from Oberbergen was not an option for the Achkarrer owners. Their attitude was: „Achkarrer do not sell to Oberbergener!“

But Fritz Keller could proof that his mother was from Achkarren, so the owners eventually said yes. Thanks to this effort Schlossberg GROSSES GEWÄCHS still is a unique parcel with ancient vines.

Wines that stand out due to their delicate fruit, liveliness, and elegant acidity. The grapes for these wines are predominantly cultivated on light loess soils.

Grape / Blend
Pinot Gris

Baden/Kaiserstuhl, Germany

Tasting Notes
Fresh fruit aromas meet notes of pineapple and Williams-Christ pear, its fruit is supported by herbacious notes leading to a nice flow.

91 Points - Wine Enthusiast
White melon and pear abound in this fresh, medium-bodied white. It's a juicy, unoaked wine lifted by layers of lemon and lime acidity but anchored by a subtle, smoky minerality that lingers, too. It's elegant yet effortlessly easy-drinking. Best enjoyed young.

Product size: 750ml

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