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2013 Peter Lauer "Barrel X" Riesling

SKU #1171577

Peter Lauerand his sons Peter and Florian are the proprietors of a tiny little hotel and restaurant in the village of Ayl, on the west side of the Saar River. Their winery is located next door to the hotel, and it seems as though many of the guests leave with a case or two of wine. This is how Weingut Peter Lauer subsisted for many generations. But now Lauer has garnered something of a cult following, and if you haven't tried one of their dry or off-dry Rieslings, you are truly missing out. The Barrel X is the winery's entry level offering, but it's so much more high-toned and complex than its price would suggest. Sprightly nuances of mineral, citrus, green apple skin and sea spray dance from the nose to the palate, which makes your mouth water with 9 grams per liter of acidity.

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Price: $18.99
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By: Gary Westby | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 8/27/2014 | Send Email
Peter Lauer is part of a new breed of German wine producers who are trying to escape the confusing labels of the past. I like to joke that old fashioned German wine labels are the original "over sharing" since they contain so much information they become illegible. This producer keeps it simple, offering a wonderful example of the Saar's delicate, mineral driven, high electricity style of Riesling with his Barrel X. It has a touch of residual sugar, but just enough to bring out the fruit in this very refreshing wine!

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