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Fritz Haag Brauneberger Jaffur Sonnenuhr Spatlese 2016


Product Details
  • Item Code: 810404020043
  • Varietal: Riesling
  • Country|Region: Germany
  • Vintage: 2016
  • Bottle Size: 750ml

Ratings and Awards

  • 95 Wine Advocate
  • 94 Wine & Spirits

About this product

Entirely fermented in stainless steel, the 2016 Brauneberger Juffer Sonnenuhr Riesling Spatlese shows a lovely precise and reductive bouquet with refreshing mineral slate and bright fruit aromas. On the palate this is a lush and piquant, super crisp and salty Juffer Sonnenuhr with great expression but also finesse and elegance. It is sweeter and richer than the more stimulating Juffer Spatlese. The finish is long and tensioned, always very fine and fresh. Tasted March 2018 WA

This feels as stony and sculpted as the slope it grows on, a particularly vertiginous section of the south-facing Juffer hillside. It needs to be teased out of the glass at first, worked with a lot of swirling, to get beyond its austere facade. Even then the wine is restrained, the peach and pear flavors so pristine they taste like essences of fruit, while lemony acidity and mineral notes hold the wine firm. For the cellar. W&S