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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:

$65.00
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Type:White

Varietal:Riesling

Unit Size:750ml

Alcohol Volume:12.5%

Region:Wagram

Country:Austria

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

Brand:Fritsch

Closure:Cork

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

AWARDS & ACCOLADES

92

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.

92

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.

Taste Profile

Light

Full Body

Dry

Sweet

Fruity

Savoury

Tannins (Bitterness)

Acidity

Fritsch

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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