Piesporter Goldtropfchen, Riesling, Grosses Gewächs
    Schloss Lieser

    Piesporter Goldtropfchen, Riesling, Grosses Gewächs,



    Schloss Lieser, Piesporter Goldtropfchen, Riesling, Grosses Gewächs, 2017

    Justerini & Brooks Tasting note
    Schloss Lieser, Piesporter Goldtropfchen, Riesling, Grosses Gewächs, 2017

    Honey and smoke and a touch of tropicality on the nose leads to crisp mango, passion fruit and pineapple on the palate. Extrovert but not cloying due to the fabulous energy running throughout. Taut with extract and deeply flavoured, this is a GG to win over the hearts of those that think the Mosel is too cold for great and dry wines.

    David Schildknecht, Vinous
    Here we have the sort of sunny brightness and juiciness of lemon and grapefruit that are also encountered (less expectedly) in this year’s Juffer Grosses Gewächs. The feel is firm but with a flattering trace of silkiness. Hints of huckleberry and site-typical cassis display their piquant side and serve for counterpoint on a seriously sustained, stone-lined but vibrant and engagingly juicy rather than austere finish. Haag noted that “I think we were the last to harvest in Goldtröpfchen.”
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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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