Brauneberger Juffer Sonnenuhr, Riesling, Spätlese
    Schloss Lieser

    Brauneberger Juffer Sonnenuhr, Riesling, Spätlese,



    Schloss Lieser, Brauneberger Juffer Sonnenuhr, Riesling, Spätlese, 2011

    Justerini & Brooks Tasting note
    Schloss Lieser, Brauneberger Juffer Sonnenuhr, Riesling, Spätlese, 2011

    This has everything you would hope for from a Mosel - intense, pure, crystal clear flavours, so moreish and refreshing, notes of red apple, sea salt, crystallised citrus fruit. As aromatic and generous as this is for a Juffer Sonnenuhr it maintains a wonderful precision. The high slate content of the Brauneberger Juffer Sonnenuhr vineyard produces wines of remarkable finesse and minerality, whilst reserved in their youth they maintain great freshness and elegance with age. Thomas Haag of Schloss rates the 2011s highly: "They should age very well, a little different to classic vintages because of slightly lower acidity, they are similar to 2007 but purer. It is such an elegant vintage because of the lack of botrytis."



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    Schloss Lieser

    Schloss Lieser

    This Estate is one of the new stars of the Mosel that in Thomas Haag (son of Wilhelm at Fritz Haag), has one of Germany’s brightest up and coming winemakers. His prime plots of land are in the top due south-facing Niederberg Helden vineyard of Lieser. Though just a few hundred metres from his father’s Brauneberg vineyards, the heavy thicker set grey/blue slate of the Helden vineyard produces heavier wines that sometimes require more initial bottle bottle age before showing their true colours. Rigorous work in the vineyard and microscopic attention to detail in his cellars, guarantee a consistent production of good wines in poor years and outstanding wines in great years. In fact, Thomas can regularly claim to have the Mosel’s lowest yields. Since 2004, Thomas has been exploiting some vines in the famous Brauneberger Juffer Sonnenuhr vineyard, given to him by his father Wilhelm Haag of the Fritz Haag estate.

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