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Fritz Haag, 2016 Fritz Haag Brauneberger Juffer Riesling Spatlese

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"This evinces a cooler, decidedly less tropical personality than a number of other Haag 2016s. Pear, quince and honeydew melon are infused with green herbs on an effusive nose and a silken, subtly creamy yet infectiously juicy palate. Bittersweet inner-mouth perfume adds to the allure of an impeccably balanced Riesling whose sweetness (even at nearly 70 grams of residual sugar) I didn’t even think about while luxuriating in the entire performance. This clings caressingly yet refreshingly, with delightful lift, luscious fruitiness and transparency to stony and floral nuances."
–Jan-18

Fritz Haag, 2016 Fritz Haag Brauneberger Juffer Riesling Spatlese


Fritz Haag, 2016 Fritz Haag Brauneberger Juffer Riesling Spatlese

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2016 Fritz Haag Brauneberger Juffer Riesling Spatlese
Fritz Haag

VARIETAL: 100% Riesling

VINEYARD: 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.

WINE STYLE: 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.

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