I picked up Fetzer Quartz White Blend 2011 simply because it was easy on the wallet and the label had a fun, vintage Americana vibe to it. Fetzer Vineyards was founded in 1968 in California’s Mendocino County and has practiced sustainable methods since 1984. All of the grapes are grown without chemical or synthetic fertilizers or pesticides and the level of sulfites added to the wines is kept to a very low level. Their winery operations are 100% green, in fact 100% of the energy used is from renewable energy sources. Their wines are made with the belief that “the more we refine our winemaking practices to be in harmony with the environment, the more we improve the quality of our wines – and everyday life”.
Pale lemon yellow in colour, aromas of applesauce and buttered toast swirled about in the glass. Red apple and lemon flavours comprised the light body, whilst freshly grated citrus zest and hints of white pepper lingered in the tangy finish. Light and easy drinking, this is a good accompaniment to summer dishes.
35% Chardonnay, 23% Riesling, 18% Gewürztraminer, 14% Pinot Grigio, 7% Muscat, 3% “other complimentary white varietals”
Vinted and Bottled by Fetzer Vineyards