2020 Gunderloch Fritz's Riesling

Rheinhessen, Germany

One of the best value German Rieslings around. Pristine and playful.



About The Wine

Gunderloch is one of Rheinhessen's top producers. 

Brought to prominence by the late, great Fritz Hasselbach, Fritz' legacy today is carried on by his thoughtful and incisive son, Johannes.

This wine is the creation of Johannes and was named for his late father. It's insane value in the context of German Riesling. 

It's juicy, succulent, and gives that combination of sweet, jellied lime and crunchy acid that only the Germans can do.

If you want a no-brainer Riesling that you can rip the top off any night of the week, Fritz's Riesling is near impossible to go past.

About Gunderloch

Gunderloch is a Rheinhessen institution, they were a founding member of the VdP classification and have been pioneering fine wine production in the region since the 1890s.

The Gunderloch vineyards, on the unique red stone of the Rothenberg hill, have been in the family for six generations and as current custodian Johannes says ‘Each generation ends up defining its own unique relationship to the Rothenberg. We live on it, from it, with it. It ultimately makes us who we are.”

They make Pinot Noir and Sylvaner but their Rieslings are the real show stoppers, a heady mix of fruit, power and minerality they reflect the ironstone soils brilliantly.

A great addition to any Riesling drinkers roll call.

The deep red earth of Rothenberg hill (Johannes for scale!)
The deep red earth of Rothenberg hill (Johannes for scale!)
Rheinhessen, Germany
Additional Info

From The Producer

Fritz's Riesling grows in a very small and special part of Rheinhessen called the Roter Hang, a name meaning “red hill“ due to its red-slate soils. The Roter Hang is located between the village of Nackenheim and the village of Nierstein, 20km south of the city of Mainz. The red colour comes from a high proportion of minerals and iron in the soil.

The vineyards are very close to the river Rhine, face south-east and they have steep slopes. The combination of those four factors - the red slate soil, the proximity to the river, the exposure to the sun and the steepness of the vineyards - are perfect for producing wonderful ripeness. The wine shows lovely stone fruit, fresh natural acidity, spice and aromatic lift. Dry, fresh and full of character.

Blend : Riesling (100%)
ABV : 12%
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2028
Bottle Size : 750ml

Johannes in the vineyard
Johannes in the vineyard
Rheinhessen, Germany

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