Riesling Saar Germany
Weingut Egon Müller has been family owned and operated since 1797. All Egon Müller's editions are exclusively old vine Riesling and the family's experience with the varietal dates back to the discovery of Auslese itself. The style is made without any compromise from the finest parcels, as harvests of suitably high quality become available. Grapes are hand picked off the ripest bunches, very late in the season until early December. Due to the tiny amounts produced and burgeoning interest amongst fine wine enthusiasts, Egon Muller can be a rare indulgence.
Weingut Egon Müller makes Riesling and nothing but. Through the influences of nature and nurture, Riesling is a singular variety which has been bred over millennia to lend itself to an almost innumerable permutations of fruit character and fragrance. Egon Muller focuses on collating the most prized parcels from his own vineyards and from the most distinguished growers in the Rhineland. Many of these sites were established by ancient Romans and are grown to rootstock which can be traced back centuries. The most prized clones, planted to the finest blocks which have enjoyed perfect growing conditions, are set aside each year to provide the quality of fruit which can be vinified into the rich and luscious Auslese.
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. Ideally a wine to serve with fine gourmandise, consomme or a delicately cooked poussin, refined desserts and the most splendid cheese.