The Grape Varieties

More than half of all Franz Keller Schwarzer Adler vineyards are planted to Grauburgunder (Pinot Gris) and Spätburgunder (Pinot Noir), the model varieties of the region.  Of course there also is Weißer Burgunder (Pinot Blanc) and the long underestimated Müller-Thurgau.  There are smaller plantings of Silvaner and Gewürztraminer.  Apart from these traditional and regionally typical varieties we also grow Chardonnay, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Lemberger (aka Blaufränkisch) –at the Kaiserstuhl these varieties develop interesting and distinct characteristics.

The following overview shows the plantings of each variety at the Weingut Franz Keller Schwarzer Adler and gives a quick portrait of the kinds of wines that are made from them.