Lieser Niederberg Helden, Riesling, Spätlese
    Schloss Lieser

    Lieser Niederberg Helden, Riesling, Spätlese,

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    Schloss Lieser, Lieser Niederberg Helden, Riesling, Spätlese, 2016

    Justerini & Brooks Tasting note
    Schloss Lieser, Lieser Niederberg Helden, Riesling, Spätlese, 2016

    Wild ferment notes initially fill the nose before revealing broad spicy earthy notes, a touch of anise, and then red apples. Here the palate has all the ripeness you'd expect from the red soils of the Helden vineyard, bursting with red fruits, berries and ripe peaches.

    ABV:
    7.5%
    90/100
    David Schildknecht, Vinous
    A chive-like note from sulfur plus further fermentative residues slightly obscures the nose, though with aeration, apple and melon scents emerge. Happily, the glossy palate is succulently rich and full of pure fruit, with fresh lime serving for balancing brightness. The finish lingers lusciously and refreshingly, carrying an appropriate undertone of wet stone. Give this some time and it should shape up impressively.
    Date Reviewed:
    04/2020

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    Germany
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    This product may contain sulphites. Full allergen information is available upon request, please call our Customer Relations Team on +44 (0)20 7484 6430.
    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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