This month, we feature a legendary Auction Spätlese from a stunning vintage and a highlight of the 2001 10 Years-After retrospective.
The 2001 vintage marked the renaissance of Riesling. Never before did a vintage got so much praise from the critique. It marked a rebirth for Riesling, with many people (re)discovering the beauty of this grape.
We feature this month one of the highlights of our comprehensive review of the 2001 vintage just published in the Mosel Fine Wines Issue No 15 (Apr 2011), namely a sublime Spätlese produced by Weingut Fritz Haag. This wine epitomizes why Spätlese can also be a perfect form of wine. Everything is in balance, the intensity perfectly integrated and the finish long and stunning.
Also other great wines were produced in the stunning 2001 vintage, among others by the likes of Weingut Joh. Jos. Prüm, Weingut Reinhold Haart, Weingut Willi Schaefer and Weingut Selbach-Oster.
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Brauneberger Juffer-Sonnenuhr Riesling Spätlese (Auction)
The wine is incredibly light (almost white) in color and most beautifully elegant on the nose, with stunning and captivating notes of apricot flowers, green herbs, lime and whipped cream. The wine is racy on the palate with an irresistible touch of sweetness coming through in the finish. Despite all the things going on in the glass, this wine remains truly Spätlese in style, something which leaves one speechless. It offers the complexity and weight of an Auslese but the purity and finesse of a Spätlese. This is wine perfection! Now-2031
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