2018 Fritz Haag Brauneberger Juffer-Sonnenuhr Riesling GG$49.99
Fritz Haag is a traditional weingut or winery mentioned in local documents as early as 1605. The Brauneberger Juffer vineyard located in the center of the Mosel is one of the prestigious sites in the area. Brauneberger Juffer-Sonnenuhr is a select parcel located in the Brauneberger Juffer vineyard. This parcel is a warmer which helps the grapes mature and develop deep and complex flavors with a touch of exoticism. Fritz Haag's wines are pure with a true elegance and intense minerality. The past few vintages in the Mosel have been outstanding and this wine in particular has seen been on an roll with 2018 following suit. The GG's have seen a big push and are competing with some of the best white wines in the world right now and Fritz Haag has the formula down to a science.
John Gilman 94 points! "The 2018 Juffer-Sonnenuhr GG is another great wine in the making. Like the 2018 Juffer, this is a touch broader-shouldered than the 2017 version, but every bit as elegant in profile. The superb young nose wafts from the glass in a mix of lime, grapefruit, wild yeasts, lovely smokiness, citrus peel and a beautifully complex and saline expression of slate minerality. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied and powerful in personality, but impeccably balanced at the same time, with a great core, superb cut and grip and a very long, complex and laser-like finish. The acids here are 7.5 grams per liter in 2018, but they seem notably higher than this, due to the low pH and the wine does not want for acidity in any way, shape or form. A beautiful wine in the making."