2018 Peter Lauer Ayler Riesling Faß 3
The Lauer family estate is located in Ayl.
Ayl is a small village on the west side of the Saar River. The estate is planted exclusively to Riesling; some parcels are around a century old. The great majority of wines are sourced from the famed Ayler Kupp. Ayler Kupp is a single mountain that has an intricate tapestry of parcels and sub-parcels. From the east-facing part and based on the first pressing only, the 2018 Ayler Riesling Fass 3 opens nicely fresh and coolish on the still reductive and flinty-crystalline nose. Lush and piquet on the palate, with lots of citrus aromas and bitters in the stringent, linear, tightly woven and salty-grippy finish. This is a spectacular wine with 10% alcohol, yet this Fass 3 tastes significantly drier than Fass 4.