2018 Franz Keller Weissburgunder Im Leh Oberbergen Grosses Gewächs

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Type of Wine White
Country Germany
Region Baden
Appellation Kaiserstuhl
Winery Franz Keller
Vintage 2018
Grape Pinot Blanc
Content (Alc) 0.75 ltr (12.5%)
Drink window 2021 - 2029
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With the Franz Keller Weissburgunder Im Leh Oberbergen Grosses Gewächs it seems as if clear gold (yellow) juice flows from the bottle. This Weisburgunder or Pinot Blanc Grosses Gewachts stimulates your senses with its fruity notes. A great yet complex wine with notes of quince with apricot and tropical papaya which stands out first but then the subtle notes come in with grapefruit and vanilla. Medium to full bodied, the wine is plump and indulgent with tantalizing acidity with vibrant fruit pampering the palate in style. The aftertaste remains impressive.

All vineyards of winery Franz Keller are located in the German Kaiserstuhl region, which is located in the Baden wine region. Keller is a specialist in 'Burgundersorten', so the Pinots and Chardonnay. Especially the Spätburgunders (sometimes called Pinot Noir because they work with clones from Burgundy) enjoy great international renown. Last year Magda van der Rijst considered it her 'favorite producer of Spätburgunder from all over Germany', this year Lars Daniëls will once again put a wine from Keller in his shortlist during the Grosse Gewächse tasting in Wiesbaden.

The Kaiserstuhl is the warmest and sunniest wine region in Germany and is characterized by volcanic soils covered with fertile high loess deposits that provide excellent wine-growing conditions for what in Germany they call the Burgundersorts such as Weissburgunder, Grauburgunder, Chardonnay and Spätburgunder. Winery Keller has really beautifully situated vineyards. At Keller, only the best, carefully selected grapes from the best vineyards and parcels are used: Schlossberg, Kirchberg, Eichberg, "Im Leh" and "Kähner". These wines mature in their best barrels and each has a unique character, potential and finesse - truly unique grand crus!

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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 White
Country Germany
Region Baden
Appellation Kaiserstuhl
Winery Franz Keller
Grape Pinot Blanc
Biological certified No
Natural wine No
Vegan No
Vintage 2018
Drinking as of 2021
Drinking till 2029
Alcohol % 12.5
Alcohol free/low No
Content 0.75 ltr
Oak aging Yes
Sparkling No
Dessert wine No
Closure Cork
Parker rating 93
Tasting Profiles Aromatic, Dry, Fruity, Mineral, Round, Full, White fruit
Drink moments Indruk maken, Lekker luxe, Met vrienden

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