2020 Fritz Haag Riesling
The Fritz Haag estate is located in the heart of the central Mosel River Valley and has a history dating back to 1605. All 18.5ha of vineyards are planted to Riesling, the excellent micro-climate and deep slate soils of the Brauneberger Juffer slope forming the basis for some of the most intensely flavoured and elegantly-structured Rieslings in Mosel. This wine comes from the blue slate soils of the steep slope sites of the villages of Brauneberg and Mulheim.
Brilliant water like colour with greenish tinged edges. Lifted lime and red apple aromatics are followed by hints of honeysuckle, pear and stony mineral notes. Terrific intensity of flavour with zippy lime and red apple fruits to the fore. Notions of honeysuckle, subtle tangy mandarin and flinty mineral elements ensue. Finishes slightly off dry with zingy acidity and a long juicy aftertaste that has a lemony freshness to it.
Drink over the next 5-6 years.