Weingut Horst Sauer is named after its owner. Both Horst and his daughter Sandra (who joined the winery in 2004) are winemakers at their 37 hectare estate in Franken - situated near Wurzburg (between Frankfurt and Nuremberg). Eight different grape varieties are planted, including Riesling, Silvaner and Müller-Thurgau. Their vineyards are focused around the 'Erste Lagen' (prime) sites of Escherndorfer Lump and Escherndorfer Fürstenberg. Escherndorfer Lump is a steep south-facing slope protected from cold north-eastern winds, with a top layer of limestone-rich soil. Escherndorfer Fürstenberg is an east-facing vineyard which borders the Lump site to the east and west.They also have the exquisite Escherndorf am Lumpen - a 'Grosse Lage' vineyard plot (a classification given to the best German vineyard sites) first recorded in 1655. This is on the steepest slopes of the Escherndorfer Lump vineyard where the vines are over 30 years old.Their winery was modernised in 2006 - and is gravity-fed and architecturally stunning, with vineyard rising steeply to the rear.
Weingut Horst Sauer Escherndorfer am Lumpen Riesling Beerenauslese 50cl 2018
Made from clean, partially frozen berries in conjunction with botrytised fruit and fermented at extremely low temperatures, this boasts 200g/l of residual sugar and a whopping acidity. Gorgeously refreshing and uplifting, vivid, pure, crystalline fruit not unlike Eiswein. Racy citrus fruit, meringue and lemon curd characteristics. An unforgettable Beerenauslese.