Brauneberger Juffer Sonnenuhr, Riesling, Beerenauslese
Fritz Haag

Brauneberger Juffer Sonnenuhr, Riesling, Beerenauslese,

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Fritz Haag, Brauneberger Juffer Sonnenuhr, Riesling, Beerenauslese, 2007

Justerini & Brooks Tasting note
Fritz Haag, Brauneberger Juffer Sonnenuhr, Riesling, Beerenauslese, 2007

A fabulous wine, absurdly crisp, clear and incisive for a BA, combining fresh citrus and mineral characteristics with sensual wild honey, blossom, ripe peach and guava fruit. Not the big-hitting style of the botrytis-rich 2006 but a complex, intricately composed and elegant example with plenty of underlying power and richness. This is as stylish as BA gets.

Maturity:
Drink
ABV:
6.5%
95/100
Joel Payne, Vinous
(for 375 ml.) Deep golden yellow. Expressive aromas of candied pineapple, acacia honey and pine nuts in a rich bed of brown-spice botrytis. Baked apricot and glazed honey flavors are kept vibrant by saline minerality. Hints of caramel and sweet herbs add complexity on the very long, satisfying finish.
Date Reviewed:
01/2009

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Germany
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Fritz Haag

Fritz Haag

Weingut Fritz Haag has for decades been in the top tier of quality German wine production, thanks largely to efforts of the late, legendary Wilhelm Haag, who headed up the Mosel VDP for nigh-on twenty years. Run by son Oliver Haag since 2005, 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.

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