2019 Gymnasium Fritz Willi Riesling

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2019 Gymnasium Fritz Willi Riesling
2019 Gymnasium Fritz Willi Riesling
2019 Gymnasium Fritz Willi Riesling
2019 Gymnasium Fritz Willi Riesling

Chill out, put your feet up, and welcome Fritz Willi - a deliciously irreverent modern Riesling.

Tasting Notes

Nose

Fragrant aromas of ripe apricots, citrus and apple. 

Palate

Minerality and ripe, rounded stone fruit flavours are balanced by zesty lemon sherbert characters - giving an appealing off-dry style that retains a surprisingly crisp finish.


Producer

The Friedrich Wilhelm Gymnasium name originates from the Jesuit school founded in Trier in 1561. Through the centuries, wine production from the estate's vineyards helped to support the school. Today the estate consists of around 25 hectares on the steep slopes of the Middle Mosel and Saar - all exclusively dedicated to Riesling.

The cellars lie deep under the city of Trier - where a stone in the foundations bears the date 1593. Here fermentation takes place in stainless steel or in traditional Mosel 'Fuder' (1000 litre barrels.

The school itself changed names a number of times following its foundation, but an interesting note is that one of its more famous pupils was Trier-born Karl Marx!

Production Method

The Riesling grapes are sourced from the steep slatey soils of the Saar and Mosel. After careful picking and selection, the grapes are fermented in 100 litre oak Fuder and stainless steel - both parts blended later to add complexity. The wine rests on its fine lees before bottling.

Specifications

Year 2019
Bottle Size 750ml
Cultivar 100% Riesling
Country Germany
Alcohol content
11% alc vol 
Units of Alcohol per Bottle 8.25 units
Type White Wine
Cellaring Potential Awaiting info
Allergen Information Contains Sulphites
Dietary Information
Vegan & Vegetarian approved
Food Matches Great with pasta and bacon dishes, grilled fish and scallops.
Origin Mosel 
Appellation Mosel