Country: Germany Region: Mosel Vintage:2017
Category: White Wine Color: White
Producer: Axel Pauly
"Axel Pauly is one of the dynamic young stars of German wine. He took over the Pauly estate from his father after doing vintages in California, New Zealand and other parts of Germany. Most of the nine hectare estate is situated in the heart of the Mosel Valley, in the village of Lieser, with the exception of a small parcel in neighbouring Bernkastel.
Fittingly, the label features the Mosel hills which, when turned on their side, reveals the 'Tres Naris' (or 'three noses') of Axel, his father and his grandfather. The grey and blue slate soils of Lieser are cooler than the red slate in Bernkastel, which results in more minerally wines than those from its more famous neighbour. The Pauly vines cling to steeply sloping,
vertigo-inducing vineyards, where Axel uses crop thinning, leaf plucking and grape selection at harvest to ensure a ripeness of flavour in the grapes that he preserves through to the final wine.
From the quaffable dry 'Tres Naris' and pristine steely 'Purist' through to the traditional half-dry 'Generations', the stunning quality and great purity of the Pauly range is enhanced by Axel's approach in the winery. Wild yeasts are used until they begin to struggle towards the end of fermentation, at which stage Axel introduces cultured yeasts to preserve the expression of the vineyard character in the wines. The single vineyard 'Helden' Riesling, whose name means 'Heroes', is pure and elegant with wonderful concentration."
Product Features: Sustainable;Vegan;Vegetarian
Product Allergens: Sulphites Label
Winemaker: Axel Pauly
Tres Naris Riesling (‘Tres Naris’ means ‘Three Noses’; turn the label on its side and the hills of the Mosel become the noses of Axel, his father and his grandfather) was harvested from the family’s steeply sloping vineyard in Lieser. Here, the soil is predominantly blue slate, which is cooler than the red slate of neighbouring Bernkastel and seems to give more minerally wines than the latter. Stringent crop-thinning and leaf-plucking ensured excellent flavour concentration in the ripe grapes. The vines are aged between 20-40 years old.
The hand-harvested grapes underwent skin contact for 30 hours prior to fermentation in stainless steel tanks in order to extract precious Riesling flavours. After a slow, cool, temperature controlled fermentation with natural yeast, the wine was kept on fine lees for five months, which resulted in a more mellow, smooth wine.
Pale yellow in colour with green reflexes, this an expressive Riesling that opens with aromas of star anise, blossoms, lemon and peach. The palate is full of fresh, invigorating acidity and a mineral character that lingers on the long finish.
Food Suggestion: Great by itself but also ideal with food. Perfect with slightly spiced dishes like curry and Asian cuisine.
Closure: Stelvin ABV:10.5% Acidity [g/l]: 8.9