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2019 Fritz Haag Brauneberger Juffer Riesling Spatlese #5

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March 24, 2024 - $30

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RATINGS

94-95The Wine Advocate

...intense, concentrated, flinty and aromatic bouquet of ripe citrus and tropical fruits intermixed with floral notes of broken slate. Lush and piquant on the palate, this is a concentrated and aromatic Spätlese whose sweetness is perfectly balanced by the firm and grippy mineral structure and vibrant acidity.

94James Suckling

Very juicy on the front palate with a ton of white peaches and fresh pineapple.

93Wine Spectator

This succulent white is laced with peach, apple and slate flavors, with a touch of lime. Backed by tangy acidity, this cruises to a lingering, mouthwatering finish, showing terrific balance and expression.

93Wine Enthusiast

...crush of salty, slaty minerals peppers pristine white peach and pink grapefruit flavors in this luminous medium-sweet Riesling. It's a deftly balanced sip, calibrating glorious fruit flavors against spine-tingling, steely acidity.

16.5+ Jancis Robinson

A bit pungent on the nose but less so than the Kabinett. Almost painful acidity but this should develop into a special, classic wine. The flavours are of apple peel, not apple.

REGION

Germany, Mosel-Saar-Ruwer

Mosel-Saar-Ruwer is Germany’s most prestigious wine region and it is comprised of the vineyards surrounding the Mosel River and its tributaries, the Saar and Ruwer. This region is the northernmost of Germany’s primary viticultural areas, located on the western edge of Germany just above the northeast corner of France. Internationally Mosel Rieslings are considered among the finest white wines in the world. In Germany and elsewhere, the region’s name is often shortened simply to Mosel, and in fact since 2007 Mosel has been the formal name of the region for viticultural purposes. The references to Saar and Ruwer were dropped for ease of marketing. The distinctively crisp, mineral tasting, acidic Rieslings produced in Mosel are attributed partly to the region’s slate soils and extremely vertiginous vineyards. Many vineyards are on 60 to 80 percent cent inclines along the three rivers. Riesling grapes represent more than half of all the grapes grown in Mosel, followed by Muller-Thurgau, a white wine grape related to Riesling, and Elbling, an indigenous white wine grape often used for sparkling wines.

TYPE

White Wine, Riesling, Spätlese

This white variety originated in Germany. It’s known for its strong flowery aromas and high acidity. Please note Rieslings can have dramatic differences as the grape can be used to make dry, semi-sweet, sweet and sparkling wines.