Weingut Keller Rheinhessen
Away from the Rheinterrassen (the steep slopes between Oppenheim and Nackenheim), the Rheinhessen doesn’t have that much to offer, yet Klaus Keller and his son Klaus-Peter are showing that outstanding wines are possible in the hilly countryside around Flörsheim-Dalsheim, where they have 15.8 ha, almost half planted to Riesling but a quarter to Weissburgunder and Grauburgunder. They produce some fine dry wines but better still are the marvellously exuberant sweeter styles with scintillating fruit richness and excellent balance and length of flavour. There is not perhaps the sheer class or elegance that more northern sites can bring but the rich, exotic fruit intensity is hard to resist. As well as very small amounts of outstanding TBA, some Spätburgunder is made. All the better wines deserve some age and will keep for a decade.
To find out more about Karlsmühle and their wines, and to see how we reviewed and rated their wines you can check out the Regional Guide to Germany..
Or indeed you can check out the new extensively updated 9th edition Wine Behind the Label Wine Guide that is 2250 pages, it reviews around 4000 vineyards and over 30,000 wines. (DM)