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2003 Brauneberger Juffer-Sonnenuhr Riesling Auslese, Fritz Haag, Mosel

2003 Brauneberger Juffer-Sonnenuhr Riesling Auslese, Fritz Haag, Mosel

A floral quality to the aroma here – unmistakable ripe, fresh peach too. The palate is intense, ripe and rounded with exotic nuances to the fruit. Tangy lemon and a dried apricot sweetness are equally discernible. The wine's fruit characters are today more expressive than its mineral and slate notes, though time will surely bring these to the surface. A very rich and expressive auslese.
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available as stock for delivery or storage stock for storage only
Case, 12 Bottles
Wines sold inclusive of UK duty and VAT. All wines for immediate delivery must be purchased duty paid. 1 £339.12
Wines sold exclusive of UK duty and VAT. Payment of duty and VAT is deferred until you wish to have your wine delivered. 1 £258.00

Wine Details

Vintage: 2003
Colour: White
Style: Still
Size: Bottle (75cl.)
Alcohol: -
Sweetness: Sweet
Maturity advice: Ready 2012 – 2016 maturity info
Organic: -
Country: Germany
Producer: Fritz Haag
Serving temp.: -
Classification: - (Auslese)

Region Details

Vintage Notes

Grape Variety

100% Riesling

Rhine Riesling, also referred to as Johannisberger Riesling, is regarded as perhaps the most complex and expressive of all white grapes. A late flowering vine but with the potential for a wide harvest window, it can produce light, zesty aperitif wines, rich dry table wines or sweet and ultra sweet late harvest dessert styles. Its key attribute is its ability to maintain a thrilling balance between floral and fruit aromas, succulence and refreshing acidity, whether picked early or late. On the best slate slopes of the Mosel and its tributaries, or on the fine soils of the Rhine, it can produce wines of intense complexity and amazing longevity; yet it can produce more everyday quaffing wines at high yields. Because of its confident acidity if less than fully ripe, lesser wines are frequently sweetened with grape concentrate (the use of süssreserve is legitimate in Germany for Qualitätswein) to achieve the desired palate balance. Riesling is a world traveller and is found in France in Alsace, where it is considered the Queen of varieties, Italy and in the New World, notably in New Zealand. On heavy soils the variety shows a mineral character sometimes referred to as paraffin, and at the limit in hot climates develops a smoky, oily texture. In Australia the Clare Valley and nearby Adelaide Hills have proved to be highly successful locations for Riesling production.


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