Riesling for sour beer fiends.
Lukas Hammelmann’s Riesling Trocken Buntsandstein 2021 has plenty of freedom and spontaneity because of extended lees and fermentation. This Pfalz Riesling grown in sandy soils definitely channels major “natty,” vibes but we’re really digging it. High acid, with a major tang.
- Though being a vintner was a childhood dream, Lukas Hammelmann was an outsider to the wine world, and had to work very hard to get his start working at wineries.
- He started his own label in 2016, after an apprenticeship without a parental winery and seven years of viticultural school.
- He likes to focus on Riesling and Pinot Noir because they are considered varietals “at the top of the German pyramid.”
- Lukas treats each year differently, and gives the wine the silence and space it needs to evolve.
- Flannel shirts.
- Bratwurst with spicy brown mustard.
- Game of darts.