Peter Lauer 2016 Fass 9 Kern Riesling, Saar

Peter Lauer 2016 Fass 9 Kern Riesling, Saar

Item Number: 10982

UPC: None

Country: Germany
Region: Mosel
Sub Region: Saar (Bereich)
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Vineyard Designation: Kern
Vintage: 2016
Grape(s): 100% Riesling
Type: Wine - White
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 12
Closure: Cork
Alc by Vol(%): 10
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: Kern is named for the person who cleared this site in the early 20th century. Kern extends from the top to the bottom of the vineyard, thus one has a wine that is very complete. It shows some of the power of the Unterstenberg with some of the tension of the Stirn. Enjoy notes of kiwi, passion fruit, white grapefruit zest, kumquat, green herbs, salinity, and wet stone.

Reviews

  • Vinous
    Rating: 92 (3/22/2018)

    Grapefruit, pineapple and sage on the nose set the stage for an invigoratingly juicy, tangy, piquantly zesty and pungent impression on the wine’s polished, palpably extract-rich palate. The formidably sustained, judiciously sweet finish follows suit, with hints of cress and crushed stone adding to the vibrant stimulation supplied by this ball of Riesling energy. It’s worth reiterating that a feature quite likely conducive to high quality from Lauer’s Kern – despite this sector being farthest from river exposure and from the prow of the Kupp – is that it runs from top to bottom of the hillside, with a resulting heterogeneity of microclimate that may well conduce to vinous complexity.