A Spätlese by Peter Lauer proved one of the highlights of the 2013 Trier Wine Auctions
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The prices at this year's Auction were very high, in particular for the highly sought-after wines from the most celebrated Estates. However, as usual, some (comparative) bargains were possible and we want to highlight two as "Wines of the Month". The Peter Lauer Ayler Kupp Spätlese Fass 23 and the Dr. Pauly-Bergweiler Bernkasteler alte Badstube am Doctoberg Riesling Spätlese Alte Reben.
Both are more Auslese than Spätlese but remain very clean and pure expressions of Riesling. For Florian Lauer at the Peter Lauer Estate, this was the first show at the Auction of the Grosser Ring / VDP (which he only joined this year) and he started with a nice success!
Ayler Kupp Riesling Spätlese Fass 23 (Auction)
This is the result of a painstaking selection of clean golden-yellow berries from the prime part of the Ayler Kupp (around the original Kupp, i.e. the front part of the hill) harvested at the end of October after the frost. The wine offers a great floral nose in which scents of yellow and white fruits and a hint of coconut bring a great juicy side. The wine is gorgeously racy on the palate and the finish is precise, complex and multi-layered. This is a gorgeous effort which is at the same time lively, floral and intense. 2027-2042
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