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Bordered by Rheinhessen on the north and France on the south and west, the Pfalz's vineyards sweep across this pretty, peaceful land for nearly 50 uninterrupted miles and produce more wine than any other region in Germany. The northern half of this region is home to some of the best vineyard sites. The villages of Wachenheim, Forst, Deidesheim and Ruppertsberg, from where this wine is sourced, are well-known for Riesling wines which combine substance and finesse. The word Pfalz is a derivation of Palast, or palace, and comes from the Latin word "palatium".
Quality control starts with the careful selection of the grapes, musts and wines, which are then subjected to stringent chemical analysis and must pass severe sensory tests before being purchased. Diligent craftmanship and the long years of experience are part of Rudolph Muller's tradition. Modern wine cellar technology and innovative production methods guarantee continual first class quality of their wines.
Rudolf Muller sets the standard for the finest of qualities during the making of our wines by using the newest technical devices. During the bottling process, the specific gravity of the wines is continually spotchecked to ensure the highest possible quality. An ultramodern computer-controlled bottling plant guarantees the high quality of their wines as well as effective production from start to finish. Through every step of production from buying to bottling, Rudoplh Muller's wines are systematically checked and analysed by their own officially licensed laboratory.
One of the most difficult yet rewarding grapes to grow, Pinot Noir is commonly referred to by winemakers as the “heartbreak grape.” However, the greatest red wines of Burgundy prove that it is unquestionably worth the effort. More reflective than most varieties of the land on which it is grown, Pinot Noir prefers a cool climate, requires low yields to achieve high quality, and demands care in the vineyard and lots of attention in the winery. It is an important component of Champagne and the only variety permitted in red Burgundy. Pinot Noir enjoys immense popularity internationally, most notably in Oregon, California, and New Zealand.
In the Glass
Pinot Noir Is all about red fruit—strawberry, raspberry, and cherry. It is relatively pale in color with soft tannins and lively acidity. It ranges in body from very light to the heavier side of medium, typically landing somewhere in the middle—giving it extensive possibilities for food pairing. With age (of which the best examples can handle an astounding amount), it can develop hauntingly beautiful characteristics of fresh earth, autumn leaves, and truffles.
Pinot’s healthy acidity cuts through the oiliness of pink-fleshed fish like salmon, ocean trout, and tuna. Its mild mannered tannins don’t fight with spicy food, and give it enough structure to pair with all sorts of poultry—chicken, quail, and especially duck. As the namesake wine of Boeuf Bourguignon, it can even match with heavier fare. Pinot Noir is also very vegetarian-friendly—most notably with any dish that features mushrooms.
Pinot Noir is dangerously drinkable, highly addictive, and has a bad habit of emptying the wallet. Look for affordable but still delicious examples from Germany (as Spätburgunder), Italy (as Pinot Nero), Chile, New Zealand, and France’s Loire Valley and Alsace regions.