Peter Lauer, Riesling Senior Ayler Fass 6, 2019

$28.99
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We think of Peter Lauer as representing the very best of what is the most exciting trend in the world of German wine. A new generation has been reclaiming German tradition, restoring old vineyard sites and returning to traditions like aging the wines in old wooden fuder. They have done so with new respect for nature, practicing organic agriculture and preferring minimal interventions in the winery.

Peter Lauer happens to be doing all these things in some of Germany’s best terroir, literally around the corner from where Egon Müller makes his Grand Crus. This is the Saar, where Riesling takes on a wispy, salty dimension that simultaneously enchants and refreshes.

This is a very good time to drink Peter Lauer’s wines, whether you are new to them or not, as we just received the first arrivals from the very-anticipated 2019 vintage. They come from the bottom of Lauer’s range, but they are actually many fans’ favorites, for they really deliver those refreshing Saar flavors in an uncomplicated, highly drinkable format. Dry-tasting (there is just enough residual sugar to balance out the natural acidity), these are perfect for getting you through the last few weeks of this rather strange summer

Barely more expensive than the Barrel X, and yet this is a single vineyard (100% from Ayler Kupp, a Grand Cru!) wine produced from 70 year old vines, many of which are ungrafted. This is weightier than the Barrel X, but also drier.

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Peter Lauer

The Saar is our kind of region: cold and mineral-rich but with sun that makes Rieslings as succulent as they are perfectly seasoned with salt and racy acidity.

Peter Lauer makes some of our very favorite Saar wines. It's a bit hard to pin down exactly how Peter Lauer fits into today's Riesling zeitgeist. He's best known for his forward-leaning dry wines.

But he's not just a trippy natural grower. He's a neighbor of the great Egon Müller, and while their wines are oceans apart they share so many affinities, starting with a love for German tradition, terroir-specificity, and brilliance in Riesling. The Lauer wines are often described as drier, which is true as far as it goes; but even his driest wines have fruit and their own sort of decadence. They certainly have the Saar purity we love.

Probably, we just have to accept that there are multiple ways to express the greatness of the Saar.

Details

  • Country

    Germany

  • Region

    Mosel

  • Grape Variety

    Riesling

  • Vintage

    2019

  • Size

    750ml

  • Farming Practice

    Organic

  • Style

    Crisp , Elegant , Minerally

  • Sweetness

    Dry

  • Body

    Light Bodied