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Fritz Haag, Brauneberger Juffer Kabinett, Riesling, Mosel, Germany, 2021

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Overview of the Wine
Fritz Haag whose family has been engaged in viticulture at Brauneberg since 1605, is the town's most important proprietor. Using traditional cellar techniques and careful, selective harvesting he produces Brauneberger wines that have power and elegance with fine Riesling fruit and a subtle slate background in balance with generous fruity acids. One of his ancestors was a co-founder of the Brauneberger-Juffer-Sonnenuhr vineyard site. At present, the Fritz Haag estate owns the largest and best portion of this vineyard. All sites are 100% Riesling.

A sixth-century chronicle state that the vineyards of Brauneberg were "propter vinum" (because of wine) bequeathed to Verdun, France, then an important Roman commercial center. Napoleon paid tribute to the Brauneberger wines by fixing their prices above those of all other Mosel wines. When, in 1806, the Mosel vineyard sites were divided into classes according to the quality of their wines, Brauneberg was the only name in the first rank.

Grape / Blend
Riesling

Origin
Mosel, Germany

Tasting Notes
Aromatically the wine is bright and fruit focused, with ripe, crunchy orchard fruit scents as well as a hint of minerality. On the palate the wine is delightfully juicy, with notes of white peaches, honeysuckle, and a ending note of acidity.

95.5 Points - Ian Blackburn
2021 is being discussed as one of the greatest vintages of our lifetime. This wine lives up to the hype. Exotic, dense, pure, focused, deep, sensual and a great wine find. Impossible not to love - Color is 14/15, Aroma 24/25, Body 24/25 and Overall is 33.5/35 - Kabinett doesn't get any better than this.

94 Points - James Suckling
Such a pristine and uplifting Mosel Kabinett, the interplay of brilliant acidity and fine peach, chamomile and white flower aromas. Lightning strikes at the finish where the touch of unfermented grape sweetness evaporates like a drop of water on a hot slate stone. So delicious and so much potential. Drink or hold. Screw cap.

91 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The medium-sweet 2021 Juffer Kabinett is clear and finely reductive on the precise and leafy nose. Lush, round and sweet as well as tangy on the palate, this is an elegant, refined, saline and savory Kabinett that will be easy to quaff in a year or two. The acidity is sharp but embedded in charming, lush fruit. 8% stated alcohol. Screw cap. Tasted in July 2022. 

Product size: 750ml

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