2017 Fritz Haag Brauneberger Juffer Riesling Auslese GKA AP #22 375 ml

Year: 2017
Appellation: Mosel-Saar-Ruwer
Country: Germany
Wine Spectator: 94
James Suckling: 95
Dessert Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 7.5%
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"A fresh, floral and extremely elegant yet succulent auslese, showing lime jam, peach and cream flavors, with an abundance of mineral notes, all tied to a vibrant structure fueled by electric acidity. Harmonious, multilayered and very complex, combining ripeness with the elegant character of the Mosel. Drink now through 2040. 60 cases made. -AZ " (WS)

"The stunning concentration and delicate floral honey character make this Mosel Auslese extremely appealing. The harmony is stunning through the long, silky finish, too. Another masterpiece from this famous producer. Drink or hold." (JS)

Winery Notes:
The steep Grosse Lage (grand cru) Brauneberg has been revered as a top vineyard site since the Romans first cultivated wine grapes in the Mosel valley in the second century AD. The Juffer Sonnenuhr is the choicest center cut of the Brauneberg — the steepest and most south-facing part of the hillside that surrounds the sundial.

Auslese is a special selection of late-picked, very ripe clusters with about 50% botrytis-affected grapes.