By: Chris Miller | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 3/11/2010 | Send Email
Müller Thurgau, the grape, was named after a dude, last name of Müller, who crossed Silvaner and Riesling in a Swiss town called Thurgau back in the day (late 19th century). It is the second most widely planted grape in Germany. Up until fairly recently, it was the most planted grape in Germany. Most however, the vast majority in fact, goes into cheap, quaffing super market wines for the thirsty German masses (Blue Nun, anyone?). But there are a handful of wine producers making some compelling examples, most of which, interestingly, are in the north of Italy, not Germany. However, this wine from Schloss Mühlenhof in the Rhienhessen epitomizes everything I love about what this grape has to offer. The nose is super spicy, with floral/herbal notes and hints of everything from gardenia and acacia to desert sage and nori (that stuff they wrap sushi rolls in). Fresh, zesty acidity and a squeaky clean finish. If good Wachau Gruner Veltliner married Loire Valley Savignon Blanc and had a baby then baptized it Mosel Riesling, they could name her Schloss Mühlnhoff Müller Thurgau Troken! And for $11.99 it’s almost comical how inexpensive it is considering the bang for your buck. Proust!
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