Get to know: Axel Pauly, Generations Riesling Feinherb
This is a great introduction to the wines of the Mosel. Generations' Riesling was harvested from the family's steeply sloping vineyard in Lieser. This is an off-dry style white. Fresh hay aromas mingle with lemon citrus, pear and melon fruits. The sweetness and high acidity are well balanced, with a dry finish. On the palate, the wine is tangy, with subtle fruits and a hint of minerality.
This would be delicious with a slightly spicy thai stir-fry.
Axel Pauly is one of the dynamic young stars of German wine. He took over the Pauly estate from his father after having done vintages in California, New Zealand and other parts of Germany. Most of the ten hectare estate is situated in the village of Lieser in the heart of the Mosel Valley, 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 fruit that he preserves through to the final wine.
This wine is suitable for consumption by Vegetarians and Vegans.
This wine has been produced using a sustainable process.