Weingut Axel Pauly

Germany, Mosel



One of the best, undiscovered young winemakers in Germany, Axel’s cellars are in Lieser, the next village up the Mosel from Bernkastel. Viticulture is sustainable (organic is difficult in this section of the Mosel with such steep vineyards). The striking characteristic of all of Axel’s wines, including his Bernkasteler Kardinalsberg, is the purity, crystalline character, length and minerality of all of his wines.  The Axel Pauly estate cultivates a total area of 9 hectares, the majority of is located at the top sites of Lieserer Niederberg-Helden and Bernkastel-Kueser Kardinalsberg.  The vineyards are all facing south or south- west, have a typical slate soil and a slope of up to 80 degrees in steepness!  In the cool climate Mosel Region, a long growing season intensifies the fruit and makes the wine extreme fruity, enriched by mineral nuances of the stony soil, the wines are always light in the alcoholic scale.


Technical Information

Wine Varietals Vine Age Soil Type Farming Type
Trinkfluss Trocken Pinot Blanc, Elbling, Riesling 10-30 years Blue slate with river and terrace sediments Sustainable
Riesling Feinherb Generations Riesling 20-40 years Blue slate, parts of iron and red slate Sustainable
Riesling Trocken Tres Naris Riesling 20-40 years Blue slate Sustainable
Riesling Trocken Purist Riesling 50+ years Blue slate, 80% stones Sustainable
Riesling Bernkasteler Kardinalsberg Kabinett Riesling 55 years Blue slate, parts of iron and red slate Sustainable
Lieserer Niederberg-Helden Riesling Spätlese Riesling 80 years Blue slate, 80% stones Sustainable