Fritz's (Gunderloch)

Rheinhessen, Germany

Fritz’s Riesling, named for the late, world-renowned winemaker at the Gunderloch winery, Fritz Hasselbach, grows in a very small and special part of Rheinhessen called the “Roter Hang”. Meaning “red hill” after its red slate soil, Roter Hang is located between the villages of Nackenheim and Nierstein and 20 kilometers south of the city of Mainz.

 

 


Our Selections

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Fritz's Riesling 2016

Vivacious, fruity, off-dry Riesling with 22-25g residual sugar. The vineyards are very close to the Rhine River on steep slopes facing south-east. The combination of four factors—the red slate soil, the closeness to the river, great sun exposure and the steepness of the vineyards—are the perfect combination to produce the amazing value Fritz’s Riesling.

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Fritz's Dry Rose 2017

A blend of Portugieser (an ancient grape variety and the third mostly widely planted red variety in Germany), Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier (the grape most closely associated with Champagne) from grapes grown around the Gunderloch estate in the Rheinhessen. 12% alcohol and approximately 5 g/l of RS. This delicious dry rosé was made by Johannes Hasselbacch of Gunderloch.  The 2017 Fritz’s Rosé has a lovely pale salmon color, a lovely nose of raspberry, currant and strawberry, and a medium body with bright acidity. A great value and a great picnic wine.