Riesling Saar Germany
Weingut Egon Müller is arguably the final word in great Riesling wines. Müller makes nothing but Riesling and sources fruit exclusively from two estate properties at Wiltingen, the first growth Scharzhofberg and the prestigious Le Gallais vineyard. One of the most fortuitous winegrowing sites in the Rhineland, it contains two blocks of old vines, Kupp and Braune Kupp, which yield the finest fruit. In some vintages, the Riesling from these splendid sites can rival the grace and complexity of wines grown to the eminent Scharzhofberger Einzellage.
The highly elevated Le Gallais property at Wiltingen is notable for being one of the few Mosel vineyards that looks down onto the Saar rather than into one of her tributaries. The sheltered bend, between Kanzem and Wiltingen, is considered the best microclimate in the district. Weingut Egon Müller acquired half of the eminent estate in 1954, leasing the balance of the property from Madame Rochon. Braune Kupp Kabinett is fermented mostly through the action of wild yeasts in old, thousand litres oak foudres. The wines are raised in ancient cellars which were built by mediaeval monks. The deep, very cold and damp environments make the perfect environment in which to gently age the wines, built for the long haul.
Light golden straw. Exotic nose of sweetly scented citrus, stonefruits and banana with florals and fragrant Bäckerei notes. Medium bodied palate exhibiting fine minerality and chalky acids in support of the rich, complex Riesling fruit characters, lime, honeysuckle and slate. Drinks beautifully on release and evolves magnificently.