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 of the Riesling grown on the famous slate soils of the Mosel.
The Axel Pauly estate cultivates a total area of 9 hectares. The fruit for this Riesling comes from the top site of Lieserer Niederberg-Helden. The vineyard faces southwest and has a slope of up to 80 degrees in steepness in some parts. The soils are grey and blue slate.
The grapes are hand-picked and sorted before they undergo a period of maceration for 10 hours. Fermentation occurs spontaneously in stainless-steel tanks with natural yeasts.
This Riesling is a bright yellow with youthful glints. It is intensely aromatic with honey melon, peach, pineapple and ripe apple notes. On the palate, it is fresh and lively with a well balanced sweetness and acidity.