Peter Lauer 2018 'Senior' Riesling, Saar

Peter Lauer 2018 'Senior' Riesling, Saar

Item Number: 13199

UPC: None

Country: Germany
Region: Mosel
Sub Region: Saar (Bereich)
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Vineyard Designation: Ayler Kupp
Vintage: 2018
Grape(s): 100% Riesling
Type: Wine - White
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 12
Closure: Cork
Alc by Vol(%): 11.5
Viticulture: Practicing Organic

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.

Vintage Notes: "Florian Lauer managed to produce a great collection in 2018. While the wines have less acidity and can be sometimes riper than in recent vintages, his wines remain impeccably well balanced. The off-dry wines are probably the stars of the collection in 2018, especially if you are partial to racy balance and elegance." - Mosel Fine Wines 6/28/2019

Reviews

  • The Wine Advocate
    Rating: 91 (8/30/2019)

    The 2018 Ayler Riesling Fass 6 Senior is bright, fine and pure on the fresh, flinty, stony and herbal-scented nose. Lush and piquant on the very aromatic but fresh palate, this is an elegant, finessed and rather lightweight Riesling with lots of charm and elegance. Exclusively made from the must of the first part of the press, this is a beautifully piquant and mineral dry to off-dry Riesling in a full-bodied Kabinett style. Nice salinity and freshness.