2015 Schloss Lieser Kabinett Riesling 2015
Schloss Lieser is known as one of the most striking buildings in the Middle Mosel. This beautiful Neo-Renaissance castle was built in 1875 for petroleum magnate Eduard Puricelli on a former church site. Clemens Freiherr von Schorlemer-Lieser, a German politician and Prussian Minister of Agriculture, married Puricelli’s daughter and sole heiress Maria Puricelli and took up residence in the Schloss in 1880. After a long period of decline Thomas Haag, of the venerable Mosel wine-making family Weingut Fritz Haag, was brought in as Head Winemaker and Director of the estate in 1992. His winemaking philosophy is one of minimal intervention, utilizing hand-picked grapes from organically-farmed vineyards naturally fermented with indigenous yeast. The estate Kabinett is classic Mosel with notes of apples, pears, and peaches balanced with minerality, petroleum, and a savory, aged quality.