Axel Pauly `Purist` Riesling Kabinett Trocken
Axel Pauly `Purist` Riesling Kabinett Trocken 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 seems to give 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 wine is a Kabinett, meaning that it was harvested slightly later in the season, resulting in riper fruit and a fuller palate than the earlier-picked styles.
Axel Pauly `Purist` Riesling Kabinett Trocken is described by Axel as his best vintage so far. The nose has fresh hay aromas along with yellow and exotic fruits. The palate is bone dry, with a striking mineral character and subtle but pure tropical fruit notes before the long finish.