Riesling Saar Germany
Weingut Egon Muller focuses exclusively on the finest Rhineland fruit, it is here that the Riesling grape reaches a crescendo of wonderful flavours and complexity. Every year, those parcels of Scharzhofberger Vineyard Riesling which are worthy of the late picked Auslese style are hand selected by Egon Müller, to be vinified into one of the world's most cherished semi sweet wines.
Egon Muller is one of the Rhineland's most distinguished winemakers and retains access to the finest vineyards, his family's experience with Riesling dates back to the discovery of Auslese itself. Many of his vineyard blocks were established by the Romans and are grown to ancient rootstock which can be traced back centuries. Grapes grown to a substantial eight acre portion of the elite Scharzhofberg Vineyard are fermented to wild indigenous yeasts and matured in thousand litres oak foudres. The aim is to craft nothing but the finest Auslese. The well seasoned barrels are kept in deep, very cold, damp cellars, originally constructed by mediaeval monks, which offer the perfect environment to gently age the wines.
Pale gold hue. White fruit aromas and floral bouquet, citrus, peaches and pear. A rich palate with bright citrus acid balancing the sweetness of fruit flavours. The wine displays stony minerality, hints of acacia and lilac, grilled exotic fruit, sweet stone fruits and bracing acidity all combined in perfect harmony. The finish is very long, with generous, lingering complexity.