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Peter Lauer 'Saar Riesling Faß 16' Mosel 2017

Peter Lauer was established in 1913 and is now in it's third-generation with Peter's grandson Florian. Florian has adopted a non-interventionist approach in the cellar and the wines undergo a long, cold fermentation with native yeasts. This wine is filtered, but not fined which can result in tartrate crystals remaining in the bottle. Tartrates are common in wines from cool climates such as Germany and Florian says to remove them is against his philosophy.

The Saar sub-region of the Mosel is at quite an elevation but retains the typical characteristics; steep slopes and blue/grey slate soils, thought is typically even cooler.

Roughly 50% of the grapes for Faß are grown on the estate in the village of Ayl and the other 50% are bought from other growers in the Saar.

Characteristically fruit forward, bright, with a lean smoky mineral streak and a fresh salty finish deliver a wine punching well above its weight.

  • Size: 750ml
  • Vintage: 2017
  • ABV: 12.5%
  • Origin:  Saar /  Mosel / Germany
  • Grapes: Riesling

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