'This small traditional Saar wine producer in Ayl bottles some of the finest, most classic Rieslings in Germany: pure, precise, piquant, racy, mineral and chiselled, but also ripe, concentrated, compact and complex.' Stephan Reinhardt, The Finest Wines of Germany.
We could not agree more. From relative obscurity when he took over fifteen years ago, Florian Lauer has elevated this estate to one of the foremost in Germany. Florian’s primary goal is for his wines to reflect the place where the grapes were grown. As such, he vinifies each parcel with different soils separately, even from within the same vineyard. To taste his wines is to see just how transparent a wine can be!
It helps that he has very old vines of up to 100 years, and as you would expect, they are vibrant, pure and very exciting.
The Saar Riesling Cremant Brut is made by traditional bottle fermantation, the same as used to make Champagne, and tastes as a sparkling Riesling should: fresh and vibrant with good weight and balance. The mousse is fine and gentle, and there is good length and power with a nutty / white almond finish.