Exclusive: 2021 Koehler Ruprecht Chardonnay

Exclusive: 2021 Koehler Ruprecht Chardonnay

If you've been following along these past few years, you may have noticed a theme from time to time: world-class wines from unlikely places. These aren't wines attempting to be facsimiles of historic regions, but wines that take celebrated grape varieties and push them to new, unique heights.   

Today's wine is the epitome of this. Take the layers of complexity and textures found in Premier Cru White Burgundy, and inject a bolt of energy, verve and terroir transparency found only in the world's greatest German wines. 

As the prices of Burgundy climb ever higher, discovering a wine like today's Chardonnay is not only eye-opening, but thrilling. A wine of this quality, made at this skill level, from an exceptional vintage like 2021, should cost exponentially more, and certainly would if it Burgundian.

Today, I am proud to offer the ONLY bottles of 2021 Koehler-Ruprecht, Chardonnay in South Carolina!   
100% Chardonnay from a 120 year-old western-facing plot comprised of chalk and sandstone, adjacent to the prized Annaberg vineyard. Organically farmed and hand harvested, the wine is aged untouched in stainless steel to showcase the grape's linear, chiseled side. 

A vivid and finely etched wine displaying an array of yellow citrus, tart orchard fruit, flint and crushed stone. The palate is nervy, full of precision and that aforementioned verve. Deeply mineral, a touch saline and very crisp with a dry, long finish. A complex wine that is pure excitement to drink. 
Koehler-Ruprecht, an estate established in the 1700's, was brought to prominence by Bernd Phillip's fastidious and unrelenting work in the vineyards. Bernd took inspiration from his grandfather, with winemaking practices more akin to the 1900's than the 2000's. No irrigation or herbicides are ever used and long, spontaneous fermentations are done with extended lees contact in the cellar. Nothing is ever added nor subtracted from the wine. 

Now in the hands of the hard-working and dedicated Dominik Sona, these are extremely old-school wines from an estate making only dry wines (before it was cool to do so).   
2021 2021 Koehler-Ruprecht, Chardonnay - $29.99


*SPECIAL 2-PACK PRICE - $27.99/bottle

To order, reply directly to this email or call me at 843.576.4845
Justin Coleman
Monarch Wine Merchants



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