Vinous Reverie Notes
The first step in maintaining high quality is to use estate grown fruit. Farming their own vineyards allows very high attention to detail such as leaf canopy management, ongoing cluster pruning, and careful manual harvesting. Although the family's winery has been in existence for over 300 years, its vinification equipment and technology is state of the art for today and is another component in the consistently high quality wines produced by the Bretz winery. Another contributor to the high quality wines is the "Petersberg" - a mineral laden slope which rises from the edge of the town. The long farming history of growing grapes on the Petersberg also supports the rich knowledge base of how to best make wines from their vineyards. The diversity of soil types: loess, loam, shell-limestone, marl, and various stones is also what provides interesting characteristics for the wines. Tasting Notes: The wine itself is very clear and bright and its festive nature is then suggested by the fun little bubbles which randomly float upwards. The nose is also very inviting with aromas of ripe peaches and apricots along with hints of grapefruit, green apples, and pineapple. There are then refreshing flavors of honeydew melon, mild cantaloupe, and a hint of zesty citrus. This has an elegant medium body, some refreshing acidity, and a fully saturated finish. Food Pairings: would include crab, shrimp, filet of sole, sea bass, lobster, cream soups, veal, pork, baked chicken, creamy pasta and vegetable dishes, chicken and vegetable stir fry dishes, Asian noodle dishes, mild curries, green papaya salad, and green salads with a light dressing.