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Fritz Haag, 2015 Fritz Haag Brauneberger Juffer Riesling Spatlese

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"Dusty, spicy minerals cast shade over luscious yellow peach and nectarine in this deeply nuanced spätlese. It’s approachably juicy yet nervy with acidity. Delicate honey tones sweeten a lingering finish. Loosen Bros. USA. —A.I."
–Aug-17

Fritz Haag, 2015 Fritz Haag Brauneberger Juffer Riesling Spatlese


Fritz Haag, 2015 Fritz Haag Brauneberger Juffer Riesling Spatlese

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2015 Fritz Haag Brauneberger Juffer Riesling Spatlese
Fritz Haag

The Brauneberger Juffer Riesling Spatlese is one of Fritz Haag's "residual sweetness" classics - A wine like this has the potential to be laid down for 30 to 40 years.

The name “Juffer” translates as “old maid” in the local dialect and goes back to 1790. The owner of these exceptional vineyards at the time had three daughters who all remained unmarried. As a consequence, when they took over the vineyard from their father, the name “Brauneberger Juffer” was born and the wines soon became famed in the wine world. The vineyards were recognized as true pearls of the Mosel region and were treasured even by Napoleon. The name “Sonnenuhr” refers to the sundial that graces the center part of the Juffer vineyard, which is generally recognized as the section of the steep hillside that produces the very finest wines.

The Brauneberg is an isolated, south-facing hill that, unlike most other great Mosel sites, has very little forest above it to provide water. The relative lack of water and the well-drained brown slate soil make it one of the drier vineyards in the area, a great advantage in wet years, which occur frequently in this cool, northern climate.

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