Peter Lauer 'Senior, Fass 6' Riesling, Mosel, Germany 2021
Florian Lauer is making wines in the Saar. Quickly developing a cult following with delicious and precise wines. While Lauer considers 'Senior' a village-level wine, it is in fact a single-vineyard wine sourced completely from the Ayler Kupp. With an average vine age of around 70 years and a plethora of ungrafted vines, this is a wine that punches well above its price. This is a Grand Cru wine in everything but price and it remains, for me, one of the greatest values in white wine, period.
Pairing: Sushi, Cajun cuisine, baked white fish
Soil: Grey and blue slate
Farming Practices: Sustainable