Crushed and Cured

Axel Pauly, `Tres Naris` Mosel Riesling Trocken, Germany, 2022


Pale yellow in colour with hints of green, 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.

Axel Pauly is one of the dynamic young stars of German wine. The family’s steeply sloping vineyard in Lieser. Here, the soil is predominantly blue slate, which is cool,  seems to give more minerally wines. 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.

Country: Germany

Region: Mosel

Vintage: 2022

Grape Variety: Riesling 

ABV: 11.5%

Size: 750ml 

Producer: Axel Pauly