Friedrich Wilhelm Gymnasium Fritz Willi Riesling Feinherb, Mosel 11%

£13.95 / bottle
£159.03 / case (12+ bottles, 5% off)

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Fritz Willi Riesling is made by Friedrich Wilhelm Gymnasium in the Mosel. It is a refreshing medium-dry style of Riesling with a rather modern, by German standards, label.

Friedrich Wilhelm Gymnasium takes its name from the Jesuit school (alumni include Karl Marx) founded in Trier in 1561 and wine has been produced for centuries from the estate vineyards which helped to support the school. The historic cellars lie underneath the city of Trier and one of the stones in the foundation bears the date 1561. Today the estate consists of 25 hectares of vineyards located on the steep slopes of Mosel and Saar. Friedrich Wilhelm Gymnasium grows exclusively Riesling which is all hand harvested and vinification is either in stainless steel or in traditional Mosel ‘Fuder’ (1000 litre barrels). Both parts are blended later to add complexity. The wine rests on its fine lees before bottling.

The grapes for the Friedrich Wilhelm Gymnasium Fritz Willi Riesling Feinherb are sourced from 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.

Fritz Willi Riesling is a refreshing medium-dry style of Riesling. It is labelled as “Feinherb”. The term Feinherb is an unregulated designation for a wine slightly sweeter than halbtrocken.

Tasting Notes

Fritz Willi Riesling has fragrant aromas of ripe apricot and citrus and more ripe stone fruit on the palate along with a clean, saline minerality and a zesty lemon sherbert character. The style is appealingly off-dry with a well-balanced, crisp finish.

Food Pairing

Great with pasta and bacon dishes, grilled fish and scallops.

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