Fritz Haag Estate Riesling 2018
Winemaker Notes :
The flagship Fritz Haag Estate Riesling is made in the “off-dry” feinherb style with about 1.5% residual sugar. It’s not bone dry, it’s not sweet, it’s just perfect. From the hillside of Brauneberg, plus neighboring villages, this textbook Middle Mosel exhibits aromas of spring flowers, bitter almond, yellow plum and honeydew melon. Crisp and refined on the palate with flavors of Meyer lemon, pink grapefruit and marzipan, along with saltiness form the slate soils.
Drink this with poached salmon, grilled swordfish, an herbed chicken salad or just Swiss cheese and fresh raspberries.
The 2018 Riesling shows the clear, elegant, fresh and flinty bouquet of ripe yellow plums and peaches along with some beautiful phenolic notes. On the palate, this is an elegant, fine and perfectly round and balanced but also fresh and gorgeously juicy Riesling with a salty-piquant finish and the crystalline crunchiness of Brauneberg's slate soils. Tasted in March 2019.