Bright pink with ruby highlights. Red fruit aromas such as red currant & raspberry. Vibrant citrus notes on the palate, fruit-driven with delicate spices and the dark berry aromas characteristic of these varieties. Pleasantly tingling.
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Berries, invigorating, easy to drink.
Semi-sparkling, ”the pink Fritz” comes from the German red-wine Portugieser and Spatburgunder (Pinot Noir) grape varieties.
Vinified rose and effervesced, ”the pink Fritz” refreshes best well chilled or on the rocks. Perfect with a sprig of mint for summer, sand and sunny spirits.
The Fritz Muller story began in 2009 with the idea to breathe new life into a traditional German grape variety which had been pushed out of the public eye: Muller-Thurgau.
which came ...
When Herr Muller from Thurgau was growing this grape in the Rheingau region back in 1882, nobody had the slightest idea of just how insidiously this variety would later stab German winemaking in the back. Adapted to the local climate, the Muller-Thurgau matures quickly and produces refreshing wines every year, even when other more sun-loving varieties did not receive enough sun. With its reliably good flavor, the Muller-Thurgau quickly spread throughout the country - even topping the Riesling variety in the early 1970s.
and went ...
In the 1980s, however, things started going downhill for the Muller. Many winemakers took advantage of the fact that the grape can produce high-yield harvests and peddled the variety off as inferior bulk wine. The world was flooded with cheap German Muller-Thurgau wines and blends thereof. ”Characterless, dreadful, superfluous!” cried the wine experts. The reputation of German wine was thus completely ruined and Muller-Thurgau ended up at the top of the list of scorned varieties.
surviving in exile ...
In Northern Italy, things went differently: There, instead of inferior Muller, there was inferior Prosecco. Thanks to the high-quality wines that winemakers in South Tyrol and Trentino have been producing from Muller-Thurgau grapes since the 1980s, the German variety was able to eke out a comfortable exile in bella Italia. The sparkling variations of the refreshing Muller wines are especially well received. And since the triumphant success of the ”Spritz” at the very latest, the Italians even consider ”Muller frizzante” to be pretty cool indeed.
until it was rediscovered ...
Even though frowned upon and banned from most wine labels - there is still enough Muller-Thurgau in Germany, especially in Rhinehessen. And Rhinehessen is also where our favorite winemaker, Jurgen Hofmann, happens to live. He and his wine friends, who grow the grapes for Fritz, really understand winemaking. Which is why they can identify with the good-old days of Muller Thurgau today, and are thus able - once again - to create a fresh, fruity, exhilarating wine that makes people happy.
... now sparkling as Fritz
The important thing in the making thereof, is that only good grapes end up in a bottle of Fritz. Because only when ripe and healthy grapes are used, can Fritz naturally taste so fruity and vibrant as it does. And the bubbles that it receives on top of all that, make it even fresher. Fritz is not intended to be a semi-sparkling wine for the masses, but it should please everyone. Everyone, that is, who wants not only to philosophically sniff the glass in their hand, but would sometimes rather just drink from it - only without the headache, and without an empty wallet the morning after.