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Schloss Lieser Brauneburger Juffer Sonnenuhr Riesling Kabinett

Region: Mosel
Grape: Riesling
Vineyard: Juffer Sonnenuhr
Soil: Gray and blue Devonian slate with iron inclusion
Production: Natural fermentation and elevage in stainless steel
Aspect: South
Classification: VDP.GROSSE LAGE ®

Juffer Sonnenuhr

Juffer Sonnenuhr, a Grand Cru Site, comprised of blue Devonian slate with iron inclusions, and nearly due south exposition.  There are still some un-grafted vines with 70+ years of age. This vineyard is extremely steep (80%). Lieser’s holding are from the best parcels in the middle section or “fiilet piece” of the vineyard.

A family winery in the village of Lieser, Thomas Haag and his wife Ute took over this domaine in 1997 and worked tirelessly over the following two decades to make this one of the very best wineries in the middle Mosel. Their children Laura and Niklaus have joined the estate with the goal of maintaining, and even improving the already extraordinary quality. The philosophy in the vineyard is to produce the highest quality fruit with as little intervention as possible. In the cellar, all of the wines, regardless of level of quality are fermented naturally in stainless steel.

Producer:
Vintage:
2017
Country:
Germany
Region:
Mosel
Appellation:
Mosel
Variety:
Riesling
Color:
White

Press & Reviews

Vinous Media

Score:
92
Review:
As anticipated from the performance of the corresponding Grosses Gewächs, 2017 is a strong year for Juffer in the Schloss Lieser portfolio. Apple and lime on the nose are lightly shrouded by cheesy fermentative byproducts. But on the palate, there is a remarkable alliance of creaminess and density that is almost custardy with vibrant, bright apple and citrus juiciness. Stony underpinnings and mouthwatering salinity add interest and appeal to a lusciously long finish that irresistibly calls forth the next sip. As with all of the 2017 Schloss Lieser Kabinetts, high residual sugar is successfully balanced out by efficacious acidity and extract. Just imagine this with a few years in bottle and a clear nose!

-- David Schildknecht