2022 Peter Lauer 'No. 8' Kupp Riesling Kabinett , Mosel, Germany

A well-balanced Kabinett Riesling with plenty of minerality to counter the ripe fruit.


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From the producer: "Our Kabinett builds on the long tradition of delicately fruity Saar wines with a record-breaking 7 to 8% alcohol. The shelf life is long, but with its wonderfully open fruit of herbs and berries, it is a lot of fun even in its youth. The concise Saar mineral notes playfully balance the opulent fruit. Unlike the Spätlese, the Kabinett is not obtained from over-ripeness, but by selecting fully ripe and 100% healthy grapes. This is how freshness and fruit are preserved. An extremely invigorating wine that gives elegant pleasure."


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.


Grape(s) Riesling
Farming Organic