A winemaker and a wine lover with a palate honed on the great bottles of the world, Klaus-Peter Keller is the master of dry German Riesling. Klaus-Peter took over his family’s 200-year-old estate in 2001 and made the daring move to drier wines – a decision that would cement the Keller name as the finest in the Rheinhessen.
Von der Fels (“from the rocks”) is a blend of young fruit from declassified Grosses Gewächs vineyards – Abtserde, Morstein, Kirchspiel, and Hubacker – that are some of the best tended in the world. Farmed organically, sorted manually, and partially fermented in large oak foudres, Von der Fels sees the same meticulous care that goes into Keller’s uber rare cult cuvée G-Max.
Crystalline with seashell minerality and laser-focused citrus fruit – its ripeness a result of the excellent 2020 vintage – this is Riesling that walks a tightrope between power and elegance with a high-definition clarity that you only find in the finest wines.
Instantly accessible and almost unparalleled in value, Keller has positioned Von der Fels among the likes of Leoville-Las-Cases’ Clos du Marquis or Roulot’s Bourgogne Blanc: modestly priced, ‘entry-level’ bottles that once offered a snapshot of a producer’s magic but have now taken on a cult-like status of their own.
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