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Grauschiefer Riesling Trocken Alte Reben, Willi Haag 2022

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A stand-out dry riesling with old-vine concentration, weight of fruit and some richness. A perfect riesling to go with food, and a stir-fry beckons. Grauschiefer means grey slate, and that is the rock that covers much of the Mosel. It is friable so that the vines is able to anchor with ease and the stones are good at reflecting back summer heat onto the vines.
Price: £13.95 Bottle
Price: £167.40 Case of 12
In Stock
Code: GE16471

Wine characteristics

  • White Wine
  • 2 - Dry
  • Riesling
  • 75cl
  • Now to 2029
  • 12.5% Alcohol
  • no oak influence
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Willi Haag

The Haag family has been based in the village of Brauneberg since 1500. Brauneberg’s sheer south-east-facing slope has been famous since Roman times – indeed, until the beginning of the last century, the town was known as Dusemond (from the Latin mons dulcis, meaning ‘sweet mountain’) and its wines were the most highly prized of all the Mosel.

The steep angle of the slope is incredibly hard to work, and Marcus Haag who is currently in control of the estate says his modest six hectares are quite enough! In addition to plots in the prestigious Brauneberger Juffer and Brauneberger Juffer Sonnenuhr vineyard sites, the Haags also have vines in Valdenz on the opposite bank, once the cooler position but delivering increasingly high quality as a result of climate change. Marcus focuses solely on the riesling grape which is perfectly suited to Brauneberg’s steep slate-soil vineyards. The wines are typically fully of flavour with generous flowery bouquet and flavour.

The family’s winemaking estate was founded by Willi Haag, and it is his grandson Marcus who is currently in control, having taken over the company in 1995 when his father died.

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