Only a fleeting glance at the label is required to reveal that this wine from the Rheinhessen in Germany is a little bit different from your average German riesling. Gone is the difficult to decipher language of German wine law and in its place is a modern looking label and a prominent brand name. The grapes for the wine are grown on red slate soils between the villages of Nackenheim and Nierstein, to the south of Mainz.
Bright, and a pale intensity lemon in colour, the 2010 vintage of Fritz’s riesling has a medium intensity and youthful aroma of citrus, slate and spices. The palate is dry – not bone dry – but dry nonetheless, has typical high acidity, and is a medium bodied expression of riesling with quite exotic aromatics, including notes of paw paw, tropical fruit and is intermingled with lemons. The length is medium. Overall, this is a good wine due to its balance and the interest in its fruit, and is available at an attractive price. 86 points (very good)
Vendors: Prince Wine Store
Tasted: July 2012