Less than half a hectare, old vines, and a very famous brother-in-law.
If Keller's G-Max grabs the easy headlines with its ballooning auction prices, many wine geeks consider Morstein the greatest vineyard of the Rheinhessen. Think of it as a limestone quarry, with vines on top.
So when Keller’s brother-in-law Florian Fauth of Weingut Seehof purchased his tiny plot of old-vine Weissburgunder (Pinot Blanc) in the Morstein, people took notice.
We introduced this wine to the U.S. with a small parcel of the 2012; this was the best-selling Weissburgunder offer we had ever done. People came back and back for more; we had none to offer.
As the reputation of this wine has soared, allocations have shrunk. We have secured one tiny stash of the 2017 Morstein "R" - hesitate and you will likely miss this.
For the 2017 edition, Florian has somehow turned up everything; the power, the depth, yet also the clarity and acidity. This is something of a mix of the blockbuster 2012 and the angelic, chiseled 2016. What we wrote for the 2012 still stands: “If Weissburgunder is misunderstood, the grandest expressions offer the most soaring, bright and floral aromatics of any wine on earth.”
Lovers of Grand Cru Burgundy, Champagne, even Friulian whites, should not miss this. There are few greater values in white wine.
And as with the benchmarks mentioned above (Burgundy, Champagne), Weissburgunder can age, especially from old-vines in one of Germany's greatest sites. So, try to hang on to a few if you can - we are offering the 4-pack just for that purpose. Drink one now, and let three continue to blossom in the cellar.
To order, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the store at (212) 980-9463.
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