Franz Keller Kirchberg GG Chardonnay 2017
The Spätburgunder Kirchberg GG grows exactly between the Eichberg GG also from Oberrotweil and the Schlossberg GG from Achkarren. Kirchberg is always cooler than the latter two and is one of the coolest vineyards at Franz Keller. And that despite a predominantly southwest orientation. However, there is also a western part, which has very stony soils. The vines are planted in 1975. Keller's plot is located on the slope of the slope on calcareous volcanic gravel, which gives the Kirchberg a fine, usually somewhat reserved, subtle aroma profile. The cherry fruit turns out a bit chalky-cool and subtle. With this large plant, the young Friedrich Keller is also demonstrating his perfect work with regard to the typical location of the Pinot Noir GGs. While the Eichberg GG most classically represents the Kaiserstuhl, the Kirchberg is also characterized by Burgundian despite slightly volcanic influences, but extremely deep, powerful and sharply drawn in 2017.