Brauneberg is the town in the Mosel where you’ll find the “Juffer Sonnenuhr” vineyard, an extremely steep red slate hillside so named for three spinster sisters (Juffer) and a sundial (Sonnenuhr). This is a ravishing, sweet white with notes of nectarines, green apple, honey, and white roses. If you’ve ever wondered what the fuss is all about with Riesling, we suggest you start right here. This vineyard was a favorite of Napoleon. We hear he drank it in exile.
Entirely fermented in stainless steel, the 2016 Brauneberger Juffer Sonnenuhr Riesling Spätlese shows a lovely precise and reductive bouquet with refreshing mineral slate and bright fruit aromas. On the palate this is a lush and piquant, super crisp and salty Juffer Sonnenuhr with great expression but also finesse and elegance. It is sweeter and richer than the more stimulating Juffer Spätlese. The finish is long and tensioned, always very fine and fresh