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Ultra Cool Climate:
2019 Lauer Riesling "Fass 4"

Lauer is most famous for his wines sourced from the Grand Cru "Kupp" Vineyard, a site equal to any in the Saar or Mosel. Yet, tucked behind Lauer's village of Ayl are two cooler sites, the Scheidterberg and the Rauberg. These are sites that shape wines of shocking electricity.

Indescribable Magic:
2017 Egon Muller Scharzhofberger Auslese Half-Bottles & 750s

Line up the top wines of the world, toss an Egon Müller into the mix and watch people's eyes light up when the Müller comes around the table.

"A huge success"
2019 Egon Müller Scharzhof QbA

Typically QbA is a humble category, housing producers' "Estate" wines. They can be nice wines, but seldom are they profound.

Müller's QbA transcends the entire designation. It's without peer.

Without Peer - A Celebration of Müller's Kabinett:
From Bottles to 6-Liters

We're obsessed with Egon Müller's Kabinett. The way that it manages intensity without weight makes it utterly and uniquely compelling. Catching a bottle of Müller's Kabinett in the zone is one of our favorite wine experiences.

Magic In The Saar: 2018 Lauer Riesling Schonfels GG

“We have never tasted so many great dry Mosel Rieslings in any previous vintage." – Jean Fisch and David Rayer, Mosel Fine Wines

Summer Sipping, Perfected:
2015 Piedmont Filzener Riesling Kabinett

This summer is starting to feel like one endless heatwave. When it gets this hot, we have one fail-proof go-to: Riesling Kabinett.

"Remarkable acidity" - 2016 Lauer Neuenberg Fass 17

Neuenberg is one of the greatest parcels in the Ayler Kupp. The site delivers a near magical combination of expansive power paired with incredible detail and finesse.

Drama from the Top of the Saar:
2017 Lauer Riesling "Stirn"

Stirn is Lauer's most dramatic bottling. Its tension and soaring mineral expression makes it utterly thrilling and the archetypal example of the Saar.

Lauer Grand Cru Release!
2017 Lauer Grosses Gewächs: Kupp & Schonfels

2017 is an incredible year for Lauer's Grosses Gewächs. As Florian Lauer said himself, 2017 is for him the "mineral vintage."

Three Decades Young: 1988 Lauer Sekt Reserve

Lauer's Sekt Reserves have redefined how we view the category. They are simply extraordinary.

2017 Lauer Senior: Our 10-Year Anniversary Bottle

Nearly a decade ago, we launched the first email about this estate we had just discovered: “Weingut Peter Lauer.” One of the first lines of our email, if not subtle, feels prescient now: “We declare, without hesitation, that Weingut Lauer is the most exciting German find in many years."

"This is plain gorgeous" Revisited
- 2016 Lauer Unterstenberg

Along with people like Keller and Willi Schaefer, Lauer turned out a stunning cast of 2016s. When it comes to Unterstenberg, Lauer nailed it in a way that we haven't seen before. This may be the most precise and multidimensional version of the wine that we've tasted.

Brilliance in the Saar - 2016 Lauer GGs: Kupp & Feils

Lauer’s 2016s have a beautiful harmony and are crystal clear in their expression. The collection reaches its greatest heights in the trio of Grosses Gewächs. The Schonfels GG was my wine of the year. Today, we finish the trilogy with the Kupp and Feils (formerly known as Saarfeilser.)

"This is a classy effort." - 2016 Lauer Neuenberg

In 2016, Lauer's Neuenberg hits an implausible harmony. Neuenberg is one of the greatest parcels in the Ayler Kupp. The 2016 may very well be the best proportioned vintage to date.

Grand Cru in everything but price… 2016 Weingut Peter Lauer "Senior"

The perfection of proportion: is 2016 the ultimate purist’s vintage?

0.2ha - First Ever Kabinett:
2015 Lauer Lambertskirch Kabinett

Lambertskirch lies just down river from Schonfels. It's a vineyard that Florian Lauer has invested a tremendous amount of effort in restoring. He's convinced of its greatness.

2015 Lauer Grosses Gewächs:
Kupp & Schonfels

At this point, Lauer's reputation speaks for itself. Lauer's wines are studies in delicacy and intensity. In 2015, everything is amplified: the razor cut, the clarity, the intensity...

Only The Essential:
2015 Lauer Ayler Kupp Kabinett Auction

For the past few years, Lauer's Kabinett has been one of our favorite purchases from the Grosser Ring Auctions. In 2015, it's even more so. We've been beating the drum for Lauer's 2015s for months, and the Kabinett Auction represents one of the pinnacles of the collection.

Saar Icon, Historic Vintage
MAGNUMS: 2015 Weingut Peter Lauer "Senior"

One of the greatest Seniors that Florian Lauer has made in his 10-year career, in magnum. If you're reading this offer, then it's almost guaranteed that you've already heard plenty about the incredible 2015 vintage in Germany. 

A Force of Mineral:
2015 Lauer Unterstenberg

Lauer's meteoric rise among the greats of Germany, along with the fevered reactions to the 2015 vintage, have resulted in what is likely the earliest ever sell-out at the estate. If you want to have some "Grand Cru" Lauer in your cellar, especially in this vintage, do not delay.

"Hauntingly Beautiful"
2015 Egon Müller Le Gallais Wiltinger Braune Kupp Spätlese

At this point, it's clear that word is out on Egon Müller's 2015s. It wouldn't be out of line to say that Egon Müller's 2015 lineup is his most exciting collection in decades.