Peter Lauer "Fass 3 Ayler Feinherb" Riesling 2020
Peter Lauer's vineyards in Germany can be dated back centuries in their family, and the vines exist on dizzyingly steep hillsides in the Saar.
From their "Fass" line of wines, the "Ayler" is the vineyard where the grapes are sourced and "Feinherb" is an intended style of off-dry riesling. Specifically, for their #3 bottling, the vines sit near the very top of the Ayler site, exposed to harsh, frigid winds where the vines must struggle. The end product is an off-dry wine with soaring acidity and a ripe mid-palate awash in citrus and stone-fruit.