Fritz Haag Riesling 2018
"This cuvee comes from the blue slate soils of the steep slope sites of the villages of Brauneberg and Mulheim. Short skin contact with gentle pressing yielded this wine with 17 g/l RS. ’The 2019er Riesling comes mainly from Estate’s holdings in the Brauneberger Klostergarten, Burgener Römerberg, and Mülheimer Sonnenlay as well as from young vines from the Brauneberger Juffer, and was fermented down to off-dry levels of residual sugar (17 g/l).
It offers a gorgeous even if hugely reduced nose made of mirabelle, herbs, spices, and smoke. After some airing, the wine develops a fresher side as lemon, red berry fruits, and floral elements join the party. The wine proves gorgeously elegant and fragrant on the juicy and zesty palate, and leaves a beautiful, mouthwatering feel of white peach, freshly cut apple, and herbs in the long and persistent finish. The presence in the after-taste is simply remarkable, certainly by “mere” Estate wine standards!
The balance makes this wine already gorgeously approachable now, but it will offer much pleasure the best part of a decade, if not more. This is a huge success!" Now-2029+’ 92 points, Mosel Fine Wines, October 2020.
‘The 2019 Riesling is pure, bright and crystal-clear on the precise, floral and finessed nose. Round and juicy on the palate, this is a very delicate and stimulating Riesling in the off-dry style. The wine has enormous grip, and you won't stop longing for it. Absolutely fabulous! 11% alcohol. Tasted from AP 1 20 in April 2020. Drink 2020-2032.’ 92 points, Stephan Rheinhardt, The Wine Advocate, August 2020.
‘What a cracking wine. Pure & vibrant with just a hint of sweetness, it’s beautifully balanced & dangerously moreish. Foolishly I only bought a bottle to try. I’ll be shipping in a case tomorrow.’ Andrea Pritzker MW
The Finer Details
Variety - Riesling
Country - Germany
Region - Mosel
Std Drinks (Approx.) - 6.8
Extra - Screwcap
Year - 2018
Volume - 750ml