Fritz Haag, Brauneberger Juffer Riesling GG 2016

£36.00

  • Type:

    White

  • Grape:

    Riesling

  • Country:

    Germany

  • Grape Blend:

    Riesling 100%

  • Region:

    Mosel

  • Vegan:

    No

  • Area:

    ****

  • Organic:

    No

  • ABV:

    TBA

  • Winemaker:

    Oliver Haag

  • Bottle Size:

    750ml

Tasting Notes

A little exotic fruit lightens the load of an almost piercing fragrance of crushed, green vegetation. There is no doubt that Haag’s Juffer is laden with minerality: rocky, gravelly and with a touch of quinine bitterness. Add the serious impact of spontaneous fermentation with its crunchy green-pepper notes and you have one of the most uncompromisingly dry Grosse Gewächse on the block, between a rock and a hard place" - 18/20 points, Michael Schmidt, Jancis Robinson.com, August 2016

  • Production Notes
  • Producer
  • Critics Reviews

****

Wilhelm Haag is characterised not only by his humour, friendliness and bone-crushing handshake but also by his passion for wine � highlighted by his still unwaivering 20 year long stint as chairman of the Mosel-Saar-Ruwer VDP. There is no doubt he is in the top tier of quality German wine production. He manipulates the exceptional stony grey/blue slate vineyard of the Juffer in Brauneberg, the finest part of this being a large parcel surrounding the sun dial (Sonnenuhr). Depending on the vintage, he employs a varying mixture of wooden fuders and temperature controlled stainless-steel tanks, the former helping complexity and finesse, the latter preserving freshness and intensity. These are some of the most elegant, pure and enticing wines in Germany. One of Wilhelm's sons, Oliver, is now over-seeing production at the estate

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