Wehlener Sonnenuhr, Riesling, Kabinett
Schloss Lieser

Wehlener Sonnenuhr, Riesling, Kabinett,

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Schloss Lieser, Wehlener Sonnenuhr, Riesling, Kabinett, 2017

Justerini & Brooks Tasting note
Schloss Lieser, Wehlener Sonnenuhr, Riesling, Kabinett, 2017

An immensely calm and composed Kabinett of crushed minerals and glorious sunny yellow fruits that fans out across the palate in a veritable slick of seamlessly fused fruit and minerals. Lithe and charming but also regal in length - Thomas Haag really showing off the qualities of this noble vineyard.

ABV:
8%
90/100
David Schildknecht, Vinous
Sweaty, yeasty and struck-match post-fermentative notes vie with scents of ripe apple, quince and Persian melon wreathed in honeysuckle and lily. This sort of aromatic interference is, as readers surely know, not uncommon in residually sweet, spontaneously fermented Mosel Rieslings, but Thomas Haag sought to emphasize that “if I didn’t rely on spontaneous fermentation for a wine like this, then I could not achieve the sense of delicacy I desire, not even at just 8.5% alcohol.” Indeed, this wine does evince an especially striking sense of levity, complementing the lusciously fruity and profuse inner-mouth perfume that characterizes a polished, glossy palate. The finish practically floats (slowly!) away, yet also delivers a modicum of refreshment. Just wait until the nose clears!
Date Reviewed:
11/2020

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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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