Morstein - Beyond Keller: 2016 Seehof Weissburgunder Morstein R

Posted by Joe Salamone

Less than half a hectare, old vines, and a very famous brother-in-law.

Klaus Peter Keller has placed Morstein on the world stage.

While the G-Max grabs the easy headlines with its ballooning auction prices, many wine geeks consider Morstein the greatest vineyard of the Rheinhessen.

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.

While the 2015 vintage was celebrated by the press, in the Rheinhessen 2016 may be the greater vintage. The reason is simple: finesse.

The 2012 Morstein "R" simply stunned us; this was the best-selling Weissburgunder offer we have ever done. Yet the 2016 ups the game: it mirrors the depth and density of the wine, yet is even more powerfully mineral, more linear, more energetic.

As we wrote in our 2012 offer: "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.

Weissburgunder can age, especially from old-vines in the Morstein. However, quantities are small enough that we are suggesting 4-packs: one bottle for now and three bottles for the cellar! See how long you can stay away.

To order, reply to or call the store at (212) 980-9463.

Joe Salamone

Wine Buyer
Crush Wine & Spirits