2016 Fritz Haag Brauneberger Riesling Kabinett

Year: 2016
Appellation: Mosel
Country: Germany
Fine Wine Review: 92+
White Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 8.0%
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"The 2016er Brauneberger Kabinett was made from fruit harvested at 85° Oechsle on the Brauneberger hill (i.e. in the Juffer and Juffer-Sonnenuhr vineyards). It offers a rather reduced nose still marked by residues of spontaneous fermentation at first. These give then way to scents of pear, cassis, apple, grapefruit, herbs and fine spices after some airing. The wine proves however beautifully juicy and fruity, with good presence and elegance as well as quite some CO2 at this early stage on the palate. While already providing some Spätlese creaminess on the palate, the wine remains elegantly playful with much 1997 appeal right into the playful and comparatively airy finish. While a bit rough at this early stage, we would not be surprised if this will eventually exceed our high expectations as its fresher side develops at maturity. 2026-2046" (FWR)

Winery Notes:
A selection of early-picked fruit from both the Juffer and Juffer Sonnenuhr vineyards, the Brauneberger Riesling Kabinett has a very fine, delicate structure and pure, enervating fruitiness that exemplifies the Fritz Haag style.