Rarities from the Saar
2009 Lauer Extra Trocken - Saarfeilser - Kern
Special Pricing on Very Limited, Very Intense Lauer
As with Burgundy, German wine is not for the faint of heart.
Thousands of vineyard names, miniscule estates that fill their entire output into a few small casks.
In both Burgundy and Germany, details are important.
So today, we present a few rarities from Lauer - special bottlings that are available in extraordinarily limited quantities.
These also happen to be some of the more intense Lauer bottlings. The "Extra-Trocken" is, as the name suggests, a simply cruel and beautiful Saar Riesling with a piercing, salty, pink grapefruit acidity. The Saarfeilser and Kern represent the most opulent side of Lauer, saturating fruit and higher-then-normal residual sugars. Complete notes below.
All of these bottlings could (thanks to the 1971 German wine law) be called "Ayler Kupp" - but all of these sites are very different (click here to see a great map) and instead of taking the easy way out, Florian Lauer bottles them according to their traditional, pre-1971 names.
Honestly, I admire this tremendously. It's probably a bit much, but I'm gonna quote Thoreau anyway: "Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth."
So here are three stunning Lauer bottles from the great 2009 vintage - all of them speak clearly, all of them speak truthfully.
Details on all the wines below - quantities are extraordinarily limited.
To order, shop online or call the store at (212) 980-9463.
2009 Lauer "Fass 2" Extra Trocken
2009 Lauer "Fass 9" Kern
2009 Lauer Saarfeilser
Kern is in stock
Extra Trocken and Saarfeilser arrive late 2010!
NET | No further discount