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The winery is located in the municipality of Ayl on the Saar in the German Moselle wine-growing region. Attached to it is a hotel with restaurant, which operates under the name "Weinhotel Ayler Kupp". Florian Lauer is the fifth generation of the family to run the winery, which is rich in tradition. The vineyards cover eight hectares of vines, all of which are planted with Riesling. The main site, Ayler Kupp, can be divided into three characteristic areas, which are harvested and vinified separately. The wines are named after the Unterstenberg, Kern, Neuenberg and Stirn plots, each of which has its own distinctive style. In the vineyard, special emphasis is placed on natural, environmentally friendly cultivation, as well as late and selective harvesting of physiologically ripe and healthy grapes.
After the obligatory whole bunch pressing with partial maceration, the must is pre-clarified and fermented spontaneously in large wooden barrels( 1,000 litres) according to tradition. This is followed by long ageing on the fine lees to round off the wines' aromas in a natural way. The barrel numbers are indicated on the bottle label. The wines are vinified in the flavours dry to feinherb (TF), feinherb (F) and noble sweet (without sign, but always Prädikat), which is indicated by the letter codes at the bottom of the label. The dry and off-dry Rieslings are uniformly marketed as "Qualitätswein". The Prädikat designations Spätlese, Auslese and Beerenauslese are only used for the noble sweet wines. Around 50,000 bottles of wine are produced annually.