Fritz Haag 2021 Estate Riesling, Mosel, Germany
The Fritz Haag Estate Riesling is harvested from steep, slate-soil vineyards in the winery’s home village of Brauneberg and in the neighboring village of Mühlheim. It is made in a off-dry style (called “feinherb” in German) that perfectly balances its fine peach and citrus fruit with the typically brisk acidity of Riesling grown in this cool-climate region. More dry than sweet, it's delightfully refreshing enough to enjoy as an aperitif but has enough weight and intensity to pair with a variety of foods.
The Fritz Haag estate is a historic family winery that dates back to 1605. The Haag family farms 29 hectares (72.5 acres) of vineyards in the heart of the Mosel Valley. They produce only Riesling, covering the full style spectrum, from dry to lusciously sweet. A intense “slate” character and a pronounced, fruity acidity give the wines their elegant sophistication and their great aging potential. The estate’s graceful, well-defined Rieslings are universally lauded as examples of the finest wines the Mosel region has to offer.