Axel Pauly is one of the rising 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 seven hectares of vineyards are in the heart of the Mosel Valley in the village of Lieser, with the exception of a small parcel in the highly regarded, neighbouring village of Bernkastel. The majority of Axel's wines are dry or off-dry in style and are closed with screwcap to preserve the purity and freshness from Riesling grown on the famous slate soils of the Mosel.
'Generations' Riesling was harvested from the family's steeply sloping vineyard in Lieser. Here, the soil is predominantly grey and blue slate, which is cooler than the red slate of neighbouring Bernkastel and gives more minerally wines than the latter. Stringent crop-thinning and leaf-plucking ensured excellent flavour concentration in the ripe grapes, which were sorted and picked manually to ensure only the best berries were selected at harvest time.
The grapes underwent skin contact for 10 hours prior to fermentation in stainless steel tank, in order to extract precious Riesling flavours. The fermentation lasted three weeks at approximately 15°C with natural yeasts in stainless steel vats. The wine matured on fine yeast for four to five months. 'Generations' is classified 'Feinherb', i.e. an off-dry style of wine achieved by stopping the fermentation, leaving some residual sugar in the final wine.
Bright yellow with green reflections. Fresh hay aromas mingle with yellow fruits. On the palate, the wine is tangy, with subtle fruits and a hint of minerality. The sweetness and high acidity are well balanced, with a dry finish.
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Name Axel Pauly `Generations` Riesling Country Germany Region Lieser, Mosel ABV% 10.5% Vintage 2017 Grape Variety 100% Riesling Size 750ml Dietary Information Suitable for Vegetarians, Suitable for Vegans, Sustainable