Riesling Barrel X 2020

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A tasty dry Riesling that's textured and complex. The grapes are sourced from a variety of different vineyards in four separate villages of the Saar region in Germany. This wine begs for spicy food! We couldn't agree more with Vom Boden when they said "This is the gateway drug to Lauer, to the Saar, to Riesling… be careful. Very addictive."

 

Fruity with hints of spice, peach, nectarine, and a bright acidity.

ABV:

  • 10.5%

Vintage:

  • 2020

Type:

  • White

More On Riesling Barrel X 2020

Pairings

Spicy Food, Shellfish, Pork

Varietal

Riesling

Funky Scale

Mostly Classic

Region

Mosel, Germany

lauer winemaker mosel germany

The Producer

About Lauer

For purists, there is nothing like the Saar. It is arguably one of the greatest, most unique wine-growing regions on earth. The core of greatness in the Saar is intensity without weight, grandiosity without size. Frank Schoonmaker put it best in his 1956 tome The Wines of Germany: “In these great and exceedingly rare wines of the Saar, there is a combination of qualities which I can perhaps best describe as indescribable – austerity coupled with delicacy and extreme finesse, an incomparable bouquet, a clean, very attractive hardness tempered by a wealth of fruit and flavor which is overwhelming.” Yes, this is the Saar and Florian Lauer is currently one of the greatest winemakers in this sacred place. Florian’s general style is exactly the opposite of his famous Saar neighbor Egon Müller. At Lauer, the focus is on dry-tasting Rieslings as opposed to the residual sugar wines of the latter. For this style, there are really only two addresses in the Saar (though more come online every year, trying to chase the style): Lauer and Hofgut Falkenstein. Employing natural-yeast fermentations, Lauer’s wines find their own balance. They tend to be more textural, deeper and more masculine. They have a preternatural sense of balance, an energy that is singular. Yet the hallmarks of the Saar are there: purity, precision, rigor, mineral. - Vom Boden