The Gymnasium Fritz Willi Riesling Feinherb presents with fragrant aromas of stone fruit, mainly ripe apricot and features citrus alongside more ripe stone fruit on the palate. The wine is beautifully clean and crisp with a slightly saline minerality and zesty lemon sherbet characteristics. Fritz Willi Riesling has a very appealing off-dry style with a perfectly balanced and lengthy crisp finish.
Try the Fritz Willi Riesling with Asian Spiced Pork dishes or with grilled fish, scallops or almost any seafood. It is also delicious with pasta whether a creamy sauce or a tomato based one.
|Style||Off-Dry, White, Medium Bodied, Fresh, Refreshing, Zesty|
About the 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.
Vineyard and Winemaking
The Riesling grapes are sourced from the steep vineyards on slate 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. Feinherb is a German term to suggest a wine that has been made in an off-dry style.
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