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Fritsch - Mordthal Erste Lage Riesling 2020 Fritsch - Mordthal Erste Lage Riesling 2020

Fritsch - Mordthal Erste Lage Riesling 2020

Textbook Riesling for the ages!

Single Bottle:

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Unit Size:750ml

Alcohol Volume:12.5%



Tasting Notes

For decades, the Fritsch family has been a beacon of quality in the Wagram region, championing the greatness of Gruner Veltliner, Riesling, Zweigelt, and Pinot Noir. From a single vineyard (Erste Lage) in Mordthal, a classical beautiful Riesling with very well integrated acidity, great meld and exceptionally long presence on the palate. Great drinking pleasure now, but with an enormous ageing potential.

Technical Info



Organic Certification:LACON - AT-BIO-402

Country of Origin:Austria

Serving Temperature:11-13°C

Sugar Residual:3.9 g/l

Drink By:2028

Winemaking Style:Traditional

Harvest:Hand-harvested mid to late-August.

Winemaking:Following a 10-hour maceration, the wine undergoes malolactic fermentation. It then ferments spontaneously in a temperature-controlled steel tank at 22-25°C for 8 months, maturing subsequently in the steel tank for an additional 3 months.

Viticulture:Located on a plateau at 230m elevation facing south, this vineyard is solely planted with 39-year-old Riesling vines.The topsoil consists largely of loess, while the subsoil is a mix of minimal sand, medium amounts of gravel and crystalline rocks.

Food Pairing:Sweet and sour pork, Roast pork with apple sauce, Samosas with mint chutney, Fish curry, Chirashi, Tempura udon.

Reviews and Accolades



James Suckling

Just a hint of funk, but there's also a slew of ripe-citrus and savory aromas here. Only medium-bodied, but with some textural complexity and minerality on the mid palate. Rather supple finish. From biodynamically grown grapes.


Robert Parker

Karl Fritsch's Ruppertsthal 2020 Ried Mordthal 1ÖTW Riesling displays a white-golden color followed by a deep, ripe and elegant bouquet of ripe fruits and finely crushed stones. The wine is rich and round but delicate and refined thanks to its gentle yet structuring, stimulatingly salty acidity. A classic! Tasted in September 2021.

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The Fritsch family's Weinberghof has long been a beacon of quality in the Wagram region. Karl's father was a believer in the potential of Grüner Veltliner as a top-tier variety. In 1989, he initiated the classification of "wines of quality," making Fritsch synonymous with Wagram wine excellence. Both father and son recognized Wagram's versatility, capable of producing a diverse array of outstanding wines. Grüner Veltliner, Riesling, are the standout varieties, with Grüner Veltliner covering a third of the vineyard area. Karl also has a soft spot for Pinot Noir, showcasing its potential when treated with care. This respect for nature and humanity, coupled with transparency, creativity, and an open-minded approach, has forged a unique winemaking style. Fritsch wines are known for their straightforwardness, crispness, elegance, and down-to-earth character.

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