Fritz Haag, 2016 Fritz Haag Brauneberger Riesling Kabinett

"A faintly cheesy fermentative overlay lifts with aeration to reveal ripe apple, honeydew and quince. Buoyant, silken-textured and generously, lusciously fruity, the palate features a judicious measure of entirely supportive sweetness and an influx of fresh grapefruit and lime that lend delightful animation and eventual refreshment. A hint of almond paste on the finish reinforces the sense of ripe melon and northern orchard fruits, but the wine’s citricity and undertone of wet stone never let up. This clings both soothingly and stimulatingly – an impeccable example of its genre (and one that entirely eclipses its rather inexplicably weak vintage 2015 predecessor). Calling it “super clean and clear,” Oliver Haag predicted that this Kabinett will be a fine ager, and I concur on all counts, other than the need for the nose to shed its slight funk, which will happen within a couple of years. As usual, there is a large volume of this wine, assembled from many different pickings and lots."
Wine Enthusiast
Fritz Haag, 2016 Fritz Haag Brauneberger Riesling Kabinett

"Dusty earth and smoke tones are predominant on first whiff but open gradually, offering a succession of ripening fruits from fresh lime and gooseberry to crunchy peach and pink grapefruit. It's a spry, taut wine, with scintillating acidity and a long crystalline finish."
Wine Spectator
Fritz Haag, 2016 Fritz Haag Brauneberger Riesling Kabinett

"A crisp, lean, understated style that is intensely floral at first, but opens up nicely in the glass and envelops flavors of pear, apricot and wet stone. Combines grace with intensity, thanks to the powerful acidity which dictates the harmony. Drink now through 2024. 1,500 cases made."
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2016 Fritz Haag Brauneberger Riesling Kabinett
Fritz Haag

VINEYARD: The Brauneberg is an isolated, south-facing hill that is one of the drier vineyards in the area, a great advantage in this wet, northern climate.

FUN FACT: It was the Romans who first cultivated wine grapes in the Mosel valley. In their day they called this hillside “dulcis mons”, which is Latin for “sweet mountain” and is the origin of the old village name, Dusemond.

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