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Riesling "Schonfels" GG (Faß 11), Weingut Peter Lauer
Riesling "Schonfels" GG (Faß 11), Weingut Peter Lauer 2011

Riesling Fass 11 "Schonfels" Grosses Gewachs  (GG / Grand Cru), Weingut Peter Lauer, Saar, Mosel, 2011

The flagship wine of the estate. From a plot of low yielding, 100 years old Riesling vines on a windy and 70-90% inclination site. Slate soil. The site was abandoned by the family because it is too steep to work with for decades before Florian restored it around 10 years ago.  Annual production 2,000 bottles. (DECO tasting team)
 

This dry wine comes from the Schonfels, a vineyard overseeing the Saar and situated next to the Saarburger Fuchs vineyard. The parcel is planted with over 80 years old un-grafted vines. Harvested at 100" Oechsle from yields not exceeding 20 hl/ha, this offers a stunning nose of pear, yellow fruits, spices and herbs. The wine is remarkably intense and captivating on the palate, with just a touch of heat keeping our rating somewhat down at this stage. If this can integrate in the bottle, the wine will easily warrant a rating in the upper part of the range. it is that fascinating! (92-95, Mosel Fine Wines)
 

Another trocken, but with a more seductive approach of perfume, spices and citrus fruit. A light gravelly touch brings a more serious side to the fore, only to be superseded by a finish of true elegance. If I could overcome my bias against flattery, I would have marked this higher. (17/20, Michael Schmidt, JancisRobinson.com)

Riesling Fass 11 "Schonfels" Grosses Gewachs  (GG / Grand Cru), Weingut Peter Lauer, Saar, Mosel, 2011

The flagship wine of the estate. From a plot of low yielding, 100 years old Riesling vines on a windy and 70-90% inclination site. Slate soil. The site was abandoned by the family because it is too steep to work with for decades before Florian restored it around 10 years ago.  Annual production 2,000 bottles. (DECO tasting team)
 

This dry wine comes from the Schonfels, a vineyard overseeing the Saar and situated next to the Saarburger Fuchs vineyard. The parcel is planted with over 80 years old un-grafted vines. Harvested at 100" Oechsle from yields not exceeding 20 hl/ha, this offers a stunning nose of pear, yellow fruits, spices and herbs. The wine is remarkably intense and captivating on the palate, with just a touch of heat keeping our rating somewhat down at this stage. If this can integrate in the bottle, the wine will easily warrant a rating in the upper part of the range. it is that fascinating! (92-95, Mosel Fine Wines)
 

Another trocken, but with a more seductive approach of perfume, spices and citrus fruit. A light gravelly touch brings a more serious side to the fore, only to be superseded by a finish of true elegance. If I could overcome my bias against flattery, I would have marked this higher. (17/20, Michael Schmidt, JancisRobinson.com)

Year 2011
Wine Type White Wine
Country Germany
Region Mosel-Saar-Ruwer
Sub-region Saar
Winery Weingut Peter Lauer
Grape Riesling
Size 0.75 L

HKD $390
In Stock
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