Peter Lauer 2017 Fass 12 Unterstenberg Riesling, Saar
Item Number: 12465
Sub Region: Saar (Bereich)
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Vineyard Designation: Unterstenberg
Grape(s): 100% Riesling
Type: Wine - White
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 12
Viticulture: Practicing Organic
This is an off-dry Riesling.
2017 Vintage Notes: "The 2017 vintage was small, courtesy of a frost which hit much of Northern Europe and affected the yields. But the vintage turned out to be a beautiful one, even if it was far from homogeneous as rot played a role at the beginning of the harvest. Acidity and intensity made for some superb off-dry Riesling in 2017." - Mosel Fine Wines #44
Winemaking Notes: Florian is a minimalist in their cellar. The only interventions are temperature control, a clarification prior to fermentation, and battonage (stirring of the lees). The grapes ferment spontaneously with native yeast. Lees contact is allowed as well as some partial malolactic fermentation. As he describes it, "I don't look for malo but I don't avoid try to avoid it. It just happens in parallel." This approach takes the edge out of the acidity, and if done with care, doesn’t add simplifying lactic notes.