By Duane Pemberton
Winery website: http://pauly-bergweiler.com
When it comes to making world-class riesling, there is no other region more renown for that varietal than Germany. It’s history of producing the best rieslings around stem back for centuries – it’s difficult for anyone to compete with that pedigree and know-how.
Dr. Peter Pauly’s history goes back to the 16th century where the focus of the family has been all about the vineyards. Its cool climate, steep slopes and soil help to make wines of distinct character.
Nose: Lemon-zested ivory soep that’s sitting in a bathtub full of mineral-rock. I also get beautiful notes of fresh peaches and apricot preserves.
Taste: This is a very clean-tasting Riesling that has the classic German minerality to it but not too heavy in that department. The mid palate of peach, apricot and stone fruit is amazing and leads to a finish that is clean, lingers well and stunning.