2017 Franz Keller Spätburgunder Kirchberg Grosses Gewächs

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Type of Wine Red
Country Germany
Region Baden
Appellation Kaiserstuhl
Winery Franz Keller
Vintage 2017
Grape Pinot Noir
Content (Alc) 0.75 ltr (12%)
Drink window 2020 - 2031
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Keller's 2016 Kirchberg Pinot Noir (Spätburgunder) GG offers a deep and spicy bouquet of ripe red fruit with some flowers, oak and caramel. This fine wine is silky in texture and very elegant on the palate, this is a generous and intense yet refined, velvety Pinot with finesse and a stimulating salt content. Great purity and tension, but delicate, very good length. Compared to Eichberg and Schlossberg GG this Pinot Noir is quite feminine and reserved. The wine has matured in barrique barrels (65% new oak) for 18 months.

This wine comes from the Kirchberg vineyard. You can feel the influence of the Belfort Gap in this south / southwest oriented vineyard. The bottom of the west-facing, more exposed parts of this plot has more gravel. In general, it's always a bit cooler here, compared to Schlossberg and Eichberg. This Pinot Noir vineyard was planted in 1975 by Fritz Keller. Due to the clear calcareous volcanic gravel, the wine is delicate and quite understated. The vineyards are located in the German region of Kaiserstuhl, which is located in the wine region of Baden. The producer of this wine is the authentic winery Franz Keller. Keller is a specialist in 'Burgundersorten', so the Pinots and Chardonnay. Especially the Spätburgunders (sometimes referred to as Pinot Noir because they work with clones from Burgundy) are internationally renowned. If Magda van der Rijst thought it was her 'favorite producer of Spätburgunder from all over Germany' last year, this year Lars Daniëls once again put a Keller wine in his shortlist during the Grosse Gewächse tasting in Wiesbaden.

The Kaiserstuhl is Germany's warmest and sunniest wine region and is characterized by volcanic soils covered with fertile high loess deposits that provide excellent wine growing conditions for what they call Burgundersorten in Germany such as Weissburgunder, Grauburgunder, Chardonnay and Spätburgunder. Wijnhuis Keller has truly beautifully situated vineyards, click here for an overview. Keller uses only the best, carefully selected grapes from the best vineyards and plots: Schlossberg, Kirchberg, Eichberg, "Im Leh" and "Kähner". These wines mature in their best barrels and all have a unique character, potential and finesse - truly unique grand crus!

The wine goes very well with a nice dinner with, for example, filet mignon, braised meat and ox cheeks. Also goes well with a cheese board.

Vineyard for 2017 Franz Keller Spätburgunder Kirchberg Grosses Gewächs

Franz Keller - expressive, ambitious wines from the Kaiserstuhl

The Franz Keller winery is located near the border with France in the southern German town of Vogtsburg im Kaiserstuhl, part of the state of Baden-Württemberg. Franz Keller winery has several vineyards in the Kaiserstuhl, which is part of the wine region of Baden. The Kaiserstuhl is Germany's warmest and sunniest wine region and is characterized by volcanic soils covered with fertile high loess deposits that provide excellent wine growing conditions for what they call Burgundersorten in Germany such as Weissburgunder, Grauburgunder, Chardonnay and Spätburgunder. The volcanic soils vary widely from vineyard to vineyard. This soil diversity contributes enormously to the exciting taste variation of the wines of this authentic winery.

The natural terraced environment is symbiotic with the winery, allowing gravity to be used during the wine production process. In addition, the unique architecture has been designed in such a way that wine production, cellar, tasting room and the restaurant KellerWirtschaft all fit under one roof. Fun fact about this roof: it is covered with native crops from Badberg, a nearby nature reserve. In this way, the natural conditions are enhanced by the building and its structure. Partly because the building has been dug into the ground, creating the optimal climatic conditions for wine maturation and storage.

Franz Keller - Schwarzer Adler is a gastronomic concept in Baden and actually in the rest of Germany. The company consists of a wine domain, wine import, wine trade, hotel and no less than 3 restaurants. Restaurant Schwarzer Adler has had a Michelin star continuously since 1969, making it the longest owner of all restaurants in Germany. The company is now owned by Fritz Keller, a man with boundless energy and lots of ideas.

His son Friedrich is mainly involved in wine making. The name Franz Keller stands for dry, refreshing, fruity but also complex and mineral-driven powerful wines. The wines are always of excellent, impeccable quality and are highly appreciated in Germany and far beyond, such as up to 94 points Parker and 5 stars Eichelmann. The winery considers it very important that the terroir, the origin and the character of the wine are reflected in the taste. The winemaking approach is inspired by the wines and the "savoir-vivre" of their French neighbors. The aim of this winery has been from the very beginning to make wines that are the perfect accompaniment to good food.

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More Information
Type of Wine Red
Country Germany
Region Baden
Appellation Kaiserstuhl
Winery Franz Keller
Grape Pinot Noir
Biological certified No
Natural wine No
Vegan No
Vintage 2017
Drinking as of 2020
Drinking till 2031
Alcohol % 12
Alcohol free/low No
Content 0.75 ltr
Oak aging Yes
Sparkling No
Dessert wine No
Closure Cork
Parker rating 93
Tasting Profiles Dry, Fruity, Aged on wood, Mineral, Red fruit, Flexible, Full
Drink moments Cadeau!, Lekker luxe, Met vrienden, Open haard, Romantisch, Summer party, Terras
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