Peter Lauer 2016 Fass 15 Stirn Riesling, Saar

Peter Lauer 2016 Fass 15 Stirn Riesling, Saar

Item Number: 10981

UPC: None

Country: Germany
Region: Mosel
Sub Region: Saar (Bereich)
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Vineyard Designation: Stirn
Vintage: 2016
Grape(s): 100% Riesling
Type: Wine - White
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 12
Closure: Cork
Alc by Vol(%): 9.5
Viticulture: Practicing Organic

Vintage Notes: 2016 presents the same basic architecture of 2015, with all the proportions a bit finer. The wines are bouncier and airier, the acids razor-sharp and the fruit simply saturating.

Wine Notes: "Stirn” meaning "forehead" is the counterpoint to Unterstenberg. It is a site exactly 300 feet up at the top of the Kupp. Everything changes up when at the Stirn; the site is blasted by the wind, very cold and with rocky soils. The vines struggle. The result is a wine that is tensile and soaring. It is high-toned with shavings of lime zest and a packed core of super-fine slate. The wine is angelic and, while it tends to have an RS in the 30s, the pronounced acidity keeps the wine feeling buoyant and edgy. Absolutely bonkers.

Reviews

  • Vinous
    Rating: 92 (3/22/2018)

    Fresh grapefruit, lime, Persian melon and white peach emerge on the nose, and cooling mint and star anise accents as well as stony underpinnings join them on a silken-textured palate. Its fruit dominance and sense of sheer ripeness – supported by judicious sweetness – do not prevent this wine’s citrus elements from delivering a finish delightfully abundant in animating, refreshing sheer juiciness. With time, this should prove to be among the stars of the present collection.