Egon Müller Scharzhof Riesling 2016
The Egon Müller estate has been in the hands of the Müller family since 1797. In the Mosel’s steep, slate vineyards, the winemaking master Egon Müller makes breathtaking Rieslings. The estate owns 8.3 of the 28 hectares of the famous Scharzhofberg vineyard in Germany’s Mosel-Saar-Ruwer region. The family exploits their single-vineyard holding to the fullest, and consequently is ranked among the region’s top wine producers. These wines are taut and racy, with dazzling fruit; they’re severely mineral and have an endless finish. Egon Müller’s wines are all made using estate-grown fruit from two parcels: 8.3 hectares of Scharzhof and 4 hectares of Le Gallais. The Scharzhofberg, or Scharzhof Mountain, is among the finest Riesling sites in Germany and is considered Grand Cru. As such, it is allowed to be labeled with its vineyard name, or “Einzellage”, rather than its village name. The Müller holdings here include a parcel of un-grafted vines that were planted in the 19th century. These wines deliver at the highest level of quality and are without question among the world’s great wines. They are fine, balanced, authentic, and enjoyable young as well as after many years of cellaring. The Müller family added to its estate holdings by purchasing Weingut "Le Gallais" in Wiltingen in 1954. Egon Müller also belongs to Primum Familiae Vini, (The First Families of Wine), a small group of elite, family-owned producers where he is the only German member.
In any six $68.98
Each $74.99
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Enjoy now or 1 to 2 Years
Nose:
Straw yellow with greenish hues. Fresh and fruity, with notes of lemon, green apple and sage.
Palate:
Smooth and well-balanced Riesling from the Moselle, fresh and easy-drinking, with a pleasant residual sugar. The perfumes are fruity, with citrus hints, of sage and green apple. Its personality is clean and tense, juicy and mineral, slightly sweet.
Varietal Composition:
Riesling