Fritz Haag considers 2019 to be an exceptional vintage with the crop size down 20% from the previous year, showing a density and power that 2018 didn't have. While this is a more powerful vintage, laser-focused acidity gives the wines outstanding freshness, purity, and transparency. Many will recognize the Braunberg Juffer vineyard as one of the top in the area and while this is not the Sonnenuhr bottling they parallel in quality in 2019. Focused and precise with excellent fruit and mineral expression. Fritz Haag's perfection of this vineyard comes from generations of being the winery's single source for their wines. An incredible buy for the vintage we have a limited amount at a friendly pricing and make sure to check out the great notes below by two of the top authorities on German wines.
John Gilman 95 points! "The 2019 Juffer Riesling GG had no difficulties getting under the ten gram per liter threshold, as this wine comes in at thirteen percent octane this year and carries only 2.7 grams per liter of residual sugar. The wine is beautifully refined aromatically, wafting from the glass in a blend of pear, fresh lime, a hint of mint, very, very salty soil tones, incipient notes of beeswax, cress, violets and a smoky topnote. On the palate the wine is deep, pure and full-bodied, with a very elegant and seamless profile, a rock solid core, gorgeous transparency and grip, ripe, zesty acids and stunning length on the complex, perfectly balanced finish. This is a young and beautiful wine that deserves a full decade of bottle age to blossom properly, but it is so impeccably balanced that I can imagine people drinking it before its time!"
Wine Advocate (Stephen Reinhardt) 94-96 points! "The 2019 Brauneberg Juffer Riesling Trocken GG is precise and pure on the intense, complex and beautifully flinty nose. Full-bodied and intense on the palate, this is a pretty rich and concentrated yet tightly structured and mineral Juffer with a long, complex, persistently salty and stimulating finish with the grip of crushing slate. Highly promising. Tasted as a sample in April 2020."