Written By Treve Ring Libations / White Wine Aug 26, 2010 Gunderloch FRITZ’s Riesling QbA 2008 SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter PinterestRheinhessen, Germany $17-22Earlier this week, I had the pleasure of meeting Underlet principals Fritz and Agnes Hasselbach. Together, over the past 25 years they have transformed their inherited family business from a virtually unheard of winery to one of the top Rheinhessen producers. Their incredible, graceful, top tier Rieslings have reached the holy grail of 100 points in no less than 3 different vintages.FRITZ´s is their new foray into wines of quality AND quantity. Punchy label, catchy name, screwcap closure, choice juice. However, there are 10,000 cases of FRITZ’s made. Like their premium wines, the grapes are grown in a special part of the Rheinhessen called the Roter Hang, or Red Hill. These slate soils are red in colour, and the Iron Oxide deposits impart a lot of minerality to the wines.That minerality streaks through this wine, along with mild petrol, bright lemon, racy lime and white peach. Fresh and fruity, off dry, and expertly balanced with zippy acidity and a lengthy, juicy finish. This is a premium, modern wine in a great package at an even better price.When asked about the Stevin (screwcap) closure for this wine and the premium wines we tasted, Fritz and Agnes said that they wouldn’t use anything else. They want the Underlet fresh, vibrant fruit to last the test of time – and based on detailed and extensive German studies the wines under screwcap kept their brilliant flavour for years longer than bottles under cork. Yes, these wines still age and gain mature flavours, but it takes years, if not decades longer to achieve. They are convinced of the benefits of screwcap, that they bottle their 100-point wines with it. So you should be convinced too.Rating: (click here to see what our wine ratings mean)—by Treve Ring, Online DRINK EditorAugust 26, 2010GermanyWhite WineWine Reviews SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter Pinterest Written By: Treve Ring Treve Ring is a wine writer, editor, judge, consultant and certified sommelier, and has been with EAT Magazine for over a decade.\r\n\r\nIn addition to her work with EAT, she is a Wine Critic and National Judge for ... Read More You may also like Food Events / Food News September 18, 2019 EAT Buzz Up-Island & Tofino September|October 2019 The Buzz Up-Island It’s high time for festival season! I anticipate this time of the year all year long when fresh produce is in abundance, ... Read More Food Events / Food News July 3, 2019 EAT Buzz Up-island & Tofino July|August 2019 The Buzz Up-island July 2019 “First we EAT, then we do everything else”(M.K.Fisher) – at least I do anyway. Never short of ... Read More Events / Food News / Places May 3, 2019 The Buzz Tofino May 2019 16th Tofino Food & Wine Festival — 20 top chefs, 75 wineries and 21 breweries to indulge on June 7th – 9th. Friday kicks off The Cocktail ... Read More Events / Food News / Places May 3, 2019 The Buzz Up-island May 2019 Living on Vancouver Island is like living in paradise; however, I think Mother Nature is possibly going to test our resilience this season with ... Read More Beer / Beer & Cider / Drink / Events / Victoria March 24, 2019 A New Beer Society in Town Victoria Beer Week launched its sixth annual festival earlier this month, which ran from March 1-9. In addition to the festival returning for another ... Read More Beer / Wineries & Breweries February 4, 2019 Vancouver Island Brewery’s New Porter and New Re-Rebrand Vancouver Island Brewery unveils new porter along with their new re-rebrand Vancouver Island Brewery held a flight night last week, in part to ... Read More Comments are closed.