Year after year, we watch people buy Von der Fels in case quantities.
The explanation is simple: you'd be hard pressed to find a bottle that delivers as much refinement and sophistication as Keller's von der Fels.
In von del Fels you get a level of breeding and complexity similar to Keller's GGs, which can cost many times as much and have become impossible to find.
From the start, there are a few things that need to be said about Keller's 2017s. First, this is one of the collections of the vintage. The excitement over Keller's 2017s was made brutally clear when his Pettenthal GG recently sold for 760 Euros a bottle at the annual VdP wine auctions in Bad Kreuznach. The other thing to know is that Keller's production is way down in 2017. Von der Fels serves as a case in point: we received exactly half as much as we typically do.
The 2017 von der Fels is simply glorious. The wine is crystal clear with chiseled, stony minerality. It has serious concentration and it's amazing that for all its impact and grip the wine remains poised and finessed.
Klaus-Peter Keller is easily one of the most fascinating and talented winemakers we know. To get a sense of this, Levi Dalton's I'll Drink to That interview with Keller is very much worth listening to.
There are many ways to highlight Keller's skill, but perhaps the best is what he achieves with a wine at the price point of von der Fels. It delivers an incredible amount of wine for the money. If interested, I strongly advise you to jump on this. The 2017 will disappear from the market much faster than previous years.
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