Peter Lauer 2016 Fass 17 Neuenberg Riesling, Saar
Item Number: 10983
Sub Region: Saar (Bereich)
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Vineyard Designation: Neuenberg
Grape(s): 100% Riesling
Type: Wine - White
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 11.5
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: Neuenberg is one of the cherry parcels of the Kupp, tucked further into the valley than Stirn and Unsterstenberg. The wine tends to be the most exotic of Lauer’s grand crus. There is a textural, glycerin quality to the wine that gives it incredible length. It is a monument to what Saar Riesling can be.
94pts (2017 Vintage) Wine Advocate 8/30/2019
"Florian Lauer's 2017 Ayler Kupp Neuenberg Riesling Fass 17 is very clear and intense yet subtle and finely mineral on the elegant, fruity, well-defined nose. Round and textured on the palate, with a certain creaminess and melodiousness, this is an intense and mouth-filling yet vital and persistent classic Riesling that is neither too dry nor too sweet and comes along with remarkable finesse, mineral tension and complexity. Still too young but already very promising."
(92-93)pts (2017 Vintage) Wine Advocate 4/27/2018
"The 2017 Ayler Kupp Neuenberg Riesling "Fass 17" offers a deep, pure and flinty bouquet with floral and stony aromas and beautiful mineral freshness. Piquant and lush on the palate, this is a light to medium-bodied, very pure and mineral Riesling with refreshing acidity. The wine has a stimulatingly grippy finish with lush tropical fruit in the aftertaste. Excellent."