Keller Rieslaner Auslese 2017
Rieslaner is a crossing between the Sylvaner and Riesling grapes that is grown only to a very limited extent in the Franken and Pfalz regions of Germany. True to this, Klaus Peter Keller’s Rieslaner, grown in the Silberberg vineyard in the village of Monsheim, is probably more accurately thought of as coming from the northern Pfalz than the southern Rheinhessen. This wine is fermented in stainless-steel tanks to preserve its beautiful varietal character. The wine is rich and concentrated, with ripe peach, red currant, and lychee flavors, all supported by an acidity that is less razor-like than in most Rieslaners.