Peter Lauer, Riesling 'Senior' Fass 6 2021Regular price $30.00 Save $-30.00
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 Riesling is simply flying under the radar. The bottle is designated as a village wine though all the fruit comes from the vineyard of Ayler Kupp. A hint: all of Lauer’s village level wines have a green circle on the label. The site has 70-year-old vines that are ungrafted, meaning they’d never been affected by phylloxera. It’s basically a Grand Cru wine in terms of its quality, but the value is astounding. “Senior” is this wine’s name, which refers not just to Peter Lauer’s father, but also the style as an old school throwback of the Saar wines.