Dominik Mueller

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2022 Franz Keller Weißer Burgunder "Edition Fritz Keller"

Tasting note

2022 Weingut Franz Keller Weißer Burgunder "Edition Fritz Keller"

Pale yellow. Restrained aromas on the nose. Primarily fruity with apple, pear, quince, and unripe peach. Medium intensity on the palate. The wine appears fresh given that it has relatively much CO2 for a still wine. The acidity is medium, but it isn't in balance with the rest, coming across as slightly green. I wouldn't be surprised if this Pinot Blanc had been acidified. Nothing wrong with that per se, I've just got the impression that the acidity doesn't support the aromas. The same goes for the CO2, unfortunately. Apart from that, the taste is clean and freshly fruity. Considering this is a wine produced for Aldi, this is without fault, not below average in its peer group, and a solid effort.

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Tasted by Dominik Müller on Tuesday, 27 February 2024.

Ratings

Flawed?no
DM:
83Wines with a DM81 to DM83 rating are -- to different extents -- just slighly below average. That means they have no technical flaws. These wines, however, are typically one-dimensional, short in taste, or lack balance. Insofar, there might be something that I just didn't like while tasting, such as a below-average tanning structure or an acidity that isn't integrated very well. In WSET terms, wines with a DM83 rating will be at the lower end of the WSET 1.0 range.
/ 100
WSET:
1.0Wines with a 1.0 WSET rating are judged as 'average'. In the WSET scoring system, where we consider balance (B), intensity (I), length (L) and complexity (C), these wines managed to get at least one point or two half points in either of these four categories. In terms of my personal rating system, wines with a WSET score of 1.0 tend to have around 83 to 84 DM points.
/ 4.0
Stars:
2Wines with a rating of 2 stars are well-made and of average quality relative to their peer group. Perfectly enjoyable and certainly not disappointing.

Jasper Morris of InsideBurgundy.com inspired me to use his 'Five Star Scale' in my tasting notes, too. The limitation of the standard 100-point scale is that in certain appellation hierarchies, such as Burgundy village versus premier cru, the lower-end wines will typically score less than the wines higher up the hierarchy. The five star scale therefore wants to compare a wine to its peers from the same category. It allows for very well-made wines to stand out.
/ 5

Wine details

Vintage: 2022
Colour:white
Style:still (dry)
Assemblage:no
Grape variety:Pinot Blanc
For assemblages, the main grape variety is shown.
Producer:Franz Keller
Country:Germany
Region:Baden
Subregion:Kaiserstuhl
Appellation:n/a
Vineyard:n/a
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