2010 Fritz Haag Brauneberger Juffer Sonnenuhr "EL" Riesling Spätlese (Previously $42)
Ripe and rich, with baked apple and pear tart flavors that are long and feature touches of lushness. Honeyed and creamy notes emerge on the finish of savory herb and sea salt. Drink now through 2030. 300 cases made.
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Elegant aromas of cherry, apple blossom and hazelnut. Sweet and creamy on the palate, tinged with herbs, nuts and vanilla. Finely balanced wine with a nice underlying sense of slate.
Today Oliver Haag of Fritz Haag estate, whose family has been engaged in viticulture at Brauneberg since 1605, is the town's most important proprietor. Using traditional cellar techniques and careful, selective harvesting he produces Brauneberger wines that have power, elegance with fine Riesling fruit and a subtle slate background in balance with generous fruity acids. One of his ancestors was a co-founder of the Brauneberger-Juffer-Sonnenuhr vineyard site. At present, the estate owns the largest and best portion of this vineyard. In addition, the estate also owns the best parts of the Brauneberger Juffer. All sites are 100% Riesling.