2020 Peter Lauer Riesling Sekt, Mosel, Germany
ABOUT THIS WINE
Since 1984 Lauer has been producing our Riesling sparkling wine in the rooms of the historic Joh. Förster winery in Trier. Under the historic Art Nouveau building there are extensive, multi-story deep cellars, which are ideal for maturing sparkling wine using the champagne method. The sparkling wines from the Lauer winery are fermented in individual bottles and mature at 8-10 ° C in dark vaults for about 14-20 months before they are disgorged.
ABOUT THIS PRODUCER
For purists, there is nothing like the Saar. The magic here is intensity without weight, grandiosity without size: rocks and acidity. Lauer is currently one of greatest estates in this sacred place. The style here is 180 degrees removed from his famous neighbors Egon Müller and Zilliken. The focus here is on dry and dry-tasting Riesling. While the source of most of the bottlings is the famed Ayler Kupp, Florian uses the pre-1971 vineyard names – Neuenberg, Stirn, Unterstenberg. Rigorous vineyard work, indigenous yeasts and spontaneous fermentations mean the wines find their own balance. The results are undeniable: depth, texture, dimension, clarity, cut. For Lauer, the large site of the Ayler Kupp has many different terroirs rather than a single, defining character. Soil composition, exposition, altitude, and microclimate in combination with vine age all make contributions to the individual character of each wine.