Best of the Best 2012: International White Wines: Fritz Haag 2009 Brauneberger Juffer-Sonnenuhr Riesling Auslese Gold Capsule

  • Fritz Haag 2009 Brauneberger Juffer-Sonnenuhr Riesling Auslese Gold Capsule

The Haag family has been producing wines in the Middle Mosel region for 400 years, during which time the reputation of its wines and, for that matter, the prices have steadily grown. Napoléon developed an abiding appreciation for these wines, and the Juffer-Sonnenuhr vineyard, located in the village of Brauneberg—whose original name, Dusemond, means "sweet mountain"—is considered the finest in the region. The Fritz Haag 2009 Brauneberger Juffer-Sonnenuhr Riesling Auslese Gold Capsule (www.weingut-fritz-haag.de, $55 per 375 ml) is a startlingly rich confection of orange marmalade, vanilla cream, apricot, nutmeg, and orange zest.

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