Piesporter Goldtropfchen, Riesling, Spätlese
    Schloss Lieser

    Piesporter Goldtropfchen, Riesling, Spätlese,



    Schloss Lieser, Piesporter Goldtropfchen, Riesling, Spätlese, 2017

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

    A little more backward than some of the other Spatlese in the line-up, yet nevertheless a wine clearly built on fabulous electric energy and super-seductive fruit. Pineapple and tangerine notes are married to chiselled, energetic blue and grey slate notes, the delivery one of high voltage and high definition brilliance.

    David Schildknecht, Vinous
    Lime, grapefruit and cassis mingle on the nose with yeasty, smoky fermentative residues. In keeping with the performance of this wine’s Kabinett counterpart, it exhibits an animating tang and enticing juiciness of citrus as well as an interplay of those features with crystalline stony impingements that set it aside from the majority of 2018s, and in particular from others in the present collection. Yet the feel is flatteringly creamy and glossy. The refreshingly lingering finish incorporates both nut paste and confectionary hints and citrus seed piquancy for further fascinating counterpoint on top of the aforementioned citrus-mineral exchange. It’s worth reiterating in connection with this wine’s comparatively strong showing that Haag is able to draw on eleven disparate parcels in the Goldtröpchen Einzellage.
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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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