Friday, August 11, 2017

Fritz HAAG (Mosel) -- 2015

Wilhelm Haag, father of Olivier, compared the vintage with 1975, a great vintage for those who do not remember. There was rain in mid-September and then an Indian summer that permitted repeated trips in the vineyards. The grapes at harvest were very healthy, with botrytis where it was desired. Overall, the harvest here lasted 3-1/2 to 4 weeks.

There was no chaptalization and there were still two Trockenbeerenauslesen in the barrel when I visited that I could not taste.

In news of the estate, it bought what Wilhelm has called the best vineyard in Mühlheim (opposite the river from Lieser), and the grapes are already included in the 2015 estate Riesling. Wilhelm said that the vineyard is very steep.

Without a doubt, Olivier has hit a home run with this vintage. (Continue reading here.)