Egon Muller, Scharzhof, QbA, Riesling, Mosel, Germany, 2018
Overview of the Wine
The Egon Muller Saar wines are entirely estate-grown and come from two domains, either his original, 200 year old 21-acre property at Scharzhof (founded in 1797) or the 10-acre Le Gallais vineyard in Wiltingen partially acquired in 1954.
The Scharzhofberg vineyard is the equivalent of a Cote d'Or grand cru and considered by many German wine authorities to be one of Europe's finest white wine sites. It is entitled to be labelled with the Einzellage (vineyard) name alone rather than being identified by a village prefix. The 17.5 acre Egon Muller holding includes 7.5 acres of ungrafted Riesling vines from the last century. Yields are very low; 60 hl/ha (3.4 tons/acre) is considered ideal but it has not been reached since 1992.
Grape / Blend
Winemaker's Tasting Notes
Extremely juicy and sweet. Layer upon layer of fruit interwoven with minerality. This is a very persistent wine from start to finish.
91 Points - Wine Spectator
This juicy, vivid Riesling offers a charming aroma up front, with an inviting bouquet. The palate features slate and lime flavors that pick up a peach note midpalate. Light yet intense, and almost harmonious. Give this a few more years. Long finish. Best from 2021 through 2030.
Product size: 750ml
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