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2016 Fritz Haag Brauneburger Juffer Sonnenuhr Spatlese

2016 Fritz Haag Brauneburger Juffer Sonnenuhr Spatlese

17 Points Jancis Robinson
2016 Fritz Haag Brauneburger Juffer Sonnenuhr Spatlese
17 Points Jancis Robinson

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A luscious and "tingling" off-dry Riesling from a legndary single vineyard. Rich citrus/orchard fruits float upon a deep vein of slatey-mineral acidity with lovely poise and presence. Juffer-Sonnenuhr is on a super-steep, south-facing Mosel slope and is classed among the most narrowly defined Grand Cru (Grosse Lage) sites in Germany. Classic and stunning - taste it, drink it or put it away.

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$44.99 in mixed 6+ or $49.99 per bottle

Overview

Grape

Riesling

Its Origins

The Haag family has been in wine for just a little while - since 1605, to be precise - and over that time they have been instrumental in the development of Brauneberger, an area that has been recognised as one of the Mosel’s best since the sixth century. At the helm today is the youthful Oliver Haag, whose father Wilhelm (son of Fritz) became recognised as a Riesling world leader, awarded the deceptively simple title of Winegrower of the Year in 1994. Oliver himself has at his back a full oenological training as well as extensive experience with a number of leading Riesling producers. With results so superb they effectively define a modern classic style of Mosel Riesling, it seems clear that the Haag family’s future in wine may be as sure as it’s past.

What The Critics Say

17 JancisRobinson.com

"Like a breath of fresh morning air, herbaceous greens, wet pebbles and citrus fruit delight the sensory faculties. With so much zesty fruit and tingling acidity it’s easy for the taste buds to spring into action to appreciate the more subtle components of fresh green herbs and wet-stone minerality. Residual sugar is dished out in a most enticing way to complete the profile of a vibrant Spätlese with plenty of complexity. (MS)" Drink 2017 - 2031

94/100 Vinous, David Schildknecht (2015 vintage)

"At the same 7.5 percent alcohol as its Juffer counterpart, this comes off as yet more delicate but also as more obviously sweet. (The raw materials differed by only one degree Oechsle and the finished wine harbors just 10 additional grams of sugar.) Peach, quince, mango and Persian melon present an altogether riper overall impression, seamless and soothing, complemented by a creamy texture and subtle oiliness. The finish floats off lusciously and buoyantly, like a carpet of decadent lily flowers on a sea of fruit. This wine could never have issued from the Juffer, opined Oliver Haag. I agree, and neither could this year’s Juffer Spätlese have been grown in the Sonnenuhr. It’s not just the sorts of fruit flavors involved or the dominant fruitiness of the Sonnenuhr; it’s the overall manner in which the wines present themselves, this one seamless and relatively sedate, the Juffer almost musically vibrant and interactive."

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Riesling

  • Colour

    White

  • Closure

    Cork

  • Volume

    750ml

  • Maturity

    2017 - 2031

This Wine Goes Well With

with CANAPES
with PORK
with STRONG CHEESE

Taste

3

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If for any reason you are not entirely happy with your order or you suspect that they may be affected by a quality issue, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will remedy the problem straight away. Contact us on 0800 422 767.

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