Westhofener Kirchspiel Riesling Grosses Gewachs 2011 Weingut Keller
€ 212,90 (in Vat)
|Classification||Premier Grand Cru Classe A|
Pungent lime peel, quinine, and kirsch in the nose of Keller's 2011 Westhofener Kirchspiel Riesling Grosses Gewachs lead into a bright, tart, zesty palate featuring the pungency and piquancy promised in the nose, along with a strong sense of crushed stone suffusion. While this lacks the surprising openness and infectious juiciness exhibited by Wittmann's corresponding rendition, or the combination of richness with buoyancy that characterize Keller's legally halbtrocken RR bottling from another part of this site, it is formidably and stimulatingly persistent as well as capital "M" mineral, and ought to be fascinating to follow for the better part of a decade. "This rocky, stony character appeals to me a lot," notes Keller.