2020 Sekt Brut
Label: Peter Lauer
Winemaker: Florian Lauer
Region: Saar, Germany
magical purity / the energy you deserve / citrus aura
The production of sparkling wine according to the classic champagne process has been around for over a hundred years in the Saar. The Peter Lauer estate's first vintage was in 1966. They still frequently release reserve cuvees from the past century. The vinification and maturation for the 2020 vintage lasted for 12 months before bottling. It sat on lees for an additional 18 months before shipping. There aren't many more value driven bubbles around than Lauers sparkling.
Florian Lauer is currently one of the greatest winemakers in this sacred place. Florian's general style is exactly the opposite of his famous Saar neighbors Egon Müller and Hanno Zilliken. At Lauer, the focus is on dry-tasting Rieslings as opposed to the residual sugar wines of the latter two. Employing natural-yeast fermentations, Lauer's wines find their own balance. They tend to be more textural, deeper and more structured. They have a preternatural sense of balance, an energy that is singular. Yet the hallmarks of the Saar are there: purity, precision, rigor, mineral.
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