2018 Fritz Haag Brauneberger Juffer Riesling Auslese GKA AP #22 375 ml

Year: 2018
Appellation: Mosel-Saar-Ruwer
Country: Germany
Mosel Fine Wine Review: 95
Dessert Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 7.5%
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"The 2018er Brauneberger Juffer Riesling Auslese GK was made from partially botrytized grapes harvested at a rather full 115° Oechsle, i.e. technically at BA levels, and was fermented down to noble-sweet levels of residual sugar. It offers a beautiful nose of pineapple, coconut, apricot blossom, almond cream and fine spices. The wine is beautifully unctuous yet at the same time racy on the exotic and dried fruit-infused palate. It leaves a gorgeously filigreed and elegant feel of almond cream, apricot and pineapple in the long and gorgeously multi -layered finish. This elegant and refined expression of noble-sweet Auslese will be a stunner at maturity! 2033-2068" (MFW)

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.