Schloss Lieser Mittel Mosel
Thomas Haag, who is the son of Wilhelm Haag (and brother of Oliver) of the Fritz HAAG estate, has been responsible for the much-improved quality that has revitalised this once-famous 11.5 ha estate centred on the Lieser Niederberg Helden site. His taut, intense and ripe Rieslings add richness and complexity in the higher Prädikat styles and with age. Auslese wines (there is typically more than one bottling) in particular attain the exquisite combination of finesse and richness that exemplifies the best sites of the Mittel Mosel. A mineral, grapefruit and subtly orange blossom Brauneberger Juffer- Sonnenuhr Riesling Spätlese can be excellent too, while a stunning Auslese Lange Goldkapsel has also been made from this vineyard. An occasional tendency to an excessive sulphur or sulphides taint can detract although most will lose this with additional bottle age. A little 3 Sterne Auslese and some Beerenauslese or TBA are made when conditions permit. The wines are reasonably priced.
To find out more about Schloss Lieser and their wines, and to see how we reviewed and rated their wines you can check out the Regional Guide to Germany..
Or indeed you can check out the new extensively updated 9th edition Wine Behind the Label Wine Guide that is 2250 pages, it reviews around 4000 vineyards and over 30,000 wines. (DM)