Fritz Haag Riesling 2019
‘In particular the Estate’s Juffer GG is easily the finest dry Riesling we have ever tasted from this classic Estate. We rarely write this: But, at Fritz Haag, in 2019, you can buy blind. Everything is superb. And this is a rare achievement, even by Oliver Haag’s impeccable standards.’ Mosel Fine Wines, October 2020
This cuvee comes from the blue slate soils of the steep slope sites of the villages of Brauneberg and Mulheim. Short skin contact with gentle pressing yielded this wine with 17 g/l RS.
’The 2019er Riesling comes mainly from Estate’s holdings in the Brauneberger Klostergarten, Burgener Römerberg, and Mülheimer Sonnenlay as well as from young vines from the Brauneberger Juffer, and was fermented down to off-dry levels of residual sugar (17 g/l). It offers a gorgeous even if hugely reduced nose made of mirabelle, herbs, spices, and smoke. After some airing, the wine develops a fresher side as lemon, red berry fruits, and floral elements join the party. The wine proves gorgeously elegant and fragrant on the juicy and zesty palate, and leaves a beautiful, mouthwatering feel of white peach, freshly cut apple, and herbs in the long and persistent finish. The presence in the after-taste is simply remarkable, certainly by “mere” Estate wine standards! The balance makes this wine already gorgeously approachable now, but it will offer much pleasure the best part of a decade, if not more. This is a huge success! Now-2029+’ 92 points, Mosel Fine Wines, October 2020.