Wild fermentation notes blow off to reveal limes and green apples with great crisp freshness. On the palate, there's really quite a lot going on here with an ever present dancing slate dimension below the fruit. Could this be the best we’ve tasted? Quite possibly. It certainly feels like an exceptionally grown up rendition of this perennially popular cuvee. A seriously impressive Haag estate Riesling.
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.