2018 Keller Abtserde Grosses Gewächs

Posted by Joe Salamone

Abtserde has the magical ability to take the power of Hubacker and the minerality of Morstein and Kirchspiel and roll them up into a wine of heartbreaking finesse and ungodly length.

It's not at all surprising that Abtserde is one of the hardest wines to track down. 

Simply put, Abtserde is one of the great and most memorable wines in the world. A lot of fuss is made about the wine because Abtserde is a profound experience. 

Abtserde is Keller's top site. In the Middle Ages, this site was considered the finest vineyard in Keller's area of the Rheinhessen, known as the Hügelland. The wines from the vineyard were strictly reserved for the Bishop of nearby Worms.

The 2018 offers up a combination of mineral-laden concentration and almost weightless poise. You get a pristine stony and saline minerality that carries through the seriously long refined finish. Overall, there's an indescribable complexity and silken harmony.

As Abtserde always is, the 2018 is very limited. Our recent offers have sold out in hours. It's very likely this one will follow the same course. 

To order, email offers@crushwineco.com or call the store at (212) 980-9463.

Joe Salamone
Wine Buyer
Crush Wine & Spirits