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Date Printed: 12/20/2014
Egon Muller Scharzhofberger Riesling QbA 2011
Egon Muller Scharzhofberger Riesling QbA 2011
(search item no. 118186)

PRICE ON 12/20/2014: $29.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2004 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

All Muller wines are Rieslings, but the Scharzhof is the property's most accessible wine. The Scharzhof Riesling is made utilizing grapes from Muller's Saarburg and Wawern vineyards, and from the Wiltinger Braunfels and Wiltinger Kupp vineyards. This wine is a sterling introduction to Riesling and to the Egon Muller range.
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About Egon Muller:

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.