Peter Lauer, Riesling Barrel X 2021Regular price $25.00 Save $-25.00
Peter Lauer is one of the best winemakers in all of Germany. The reality is his style is completely focused. He takes Riesling, one of the most misunderstood grape varieties on the market, and creates wines with serious expression. The wines are textural, focused, and fairly serious. Riesling, for many, is considered sweet, fruity, and playful even, but here it is in a style that finds itself in the same conversation as classified white Burgundy. No one else is making wine like this. So when we say seize the opportunity when his wines are available, do that.
This is from the Lauer lineup called the ‘Terroir’ wines where the fruit is sourced from three vineyards from the Saar area of the Mosel river valley. The wine by default is off-dry, though it’s hardly noticeable with the wine’s soaring acidity and minerality. According to importer Vom Boden, Barrel X is a “silly value.”