Fritz Haag Brauneberger Juffer Sonnenuhr Riesling Spätlese 2016
The Juffer Sonnenuhr (“Sundial”) vineyard is the choicest center cut of the Brauneberg — the steepest and most south-facing part of the hillside. This Grosse Lage (grand cru) site produces profound, distinctive wines with great purity and concentration. The Brauneberger Juffer Sonnenuhr Riesling Spätlese is gorgeously complex, with a silky mineral structure and a captivating aroma that forces you to pay attention. A classic wine that is delicious now and will age for decades.
Wine AdvocateEntirely fermented in stainless steel, the 2016 Brauneberger Juffer Sonnenuhr Riesling Spätlese shows a lovely precise and reductive bouquet with refreshing mineral slate and bright fruit aromas. On the palate this is a lush and piquant, super crisp and salty Juffer Sonnenuhr with great expression but also finesse and elegance. It is sweeter and richer than the more stimulating Juffer Spätlese. The finish is long and tensioned, always very fine and fresh. Tasted March 2018 (AP #7 17).
Wine EnthusiastDark tones of smoke and slate fade with aeration on the nose of this wine, gradually bringing fresh, greengage plum and green floral notes to the forefront. While its apple and lime flavors are piercing and persistent, it's dancingly light in texture with a lingering finish.
Wine SpectatorThis shows beautiful harmony to the powerful acidity, ripe pear flavors and mineral components. Touches of cream and tarragon are introduced on the mouthwatering finish. Drink now through 2029. 300 cases made.