Peter Lauer, Riesling Kabinett, 2018

$32.99

Peter Lauer does meticulous selection methods to ensure that only the quick-ripening grapes make it into this blend to offer a fresh, delicious bottling that is meant to be popped open and enjoyed, perfectly conveying the elements of what makes a true Kabinett wine. The 2018 has forward fruit but ample acidity to back it up.

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Peter Lauer

The Saar is our kind of region: cold and mineral-rich but with sun that makes Rieslings as succulent as they are perfectly seasoned with salt and racy acidity.

Peter Lauer makes some of our very favorite Saar wines. It's a bit hard to pin down exactly how Peter Lauer fits into today's Riesling zeitgeist. He's best known for his forward-leaning dry wines.

But he's not just a trippy natural grower. He's a neighbor of the great Egon Müller, and while their wines are oceans apart they share so many affinities, starting with a love for German tradition, terroir-specificity, and brilliance in Riesling. The Lauer wines are often described as drier, which is true as far as it goes; but even his driest wines have fruit and their own sort of decadence. They certainly have the Saar purity we love.

Probably, we just have to accept that there are multiple ways to express the greatness of the Saar.

Details

  • Country

    Germany

  • Region

    Mosel

  • Grape Variety

    Riesling

  • Vintage

    2018

  • Size

    750ml

  • Farming Practice

    Organic

  • Style

    Aromatic , Elegant , Fruity

  • Sweetness

    Off-Dry

  • Body

    Light Bodied