Müller-Thurgau

 

Common synonyms: Müller, Müllerka, Müllerovo, Müller-Thurgaurebe, Riesling-Sylvaner, Rivaner, Rizanec, Rizlingszilvani, Rizvanac bijeli

Parentage of the grape: Muller-Thurgau is a cross between Riesling and Madeleine Royale.

History of the grape: This variety was developed by Dr. Hermann Muller in 1882. When naming the new grape, he added the name of the Swiss canton in which he was born to his own surname. Dr. Muller’s goal had been to create a variety with the finesse of Riesling and the reliability and early ripening of Silvaner, which is what he thought he was using. Genetic testing later proved that the second parent of Muller-Thurgau was in fact a lowly table grape called Madeleine Royale, which was the result of an unknown crossing in 1845. Decades later, after Germany’s wine industry was devastated by World War II, growers finally embraced the variety, which does indeed ripen very early and yields as much as twice what Riesling does. Unfortunately Read more »

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  • Sounds like a nice memory of your visit.In Germany and particularly Austria ... say, an Orangeina.  ;-)Muller Thurgau is extremely common over there, and I've drunk it on and off for decades, even over here in Japan. Frankly, I prefer riesling, but I like MT better than sylvaner (which I do occasionally drink), so it does have its place for me... Read More

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  • Abbazia di Novacella in northern Italy (aka Austria) makes a good MT that isn't too hard to find. It is on the dry side though.http://www.snooth.com/wine/abbazia-di-novacella-muller-thurgau-2013/(And mixing sparkling water, club soda or seltzer with wine is called a Spritzer. This is a very common drink all over the world - though I, like EMark,... Read More

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  • Sharon, welcome to the Snooth Forum. It's unfortunate that you have not ... is that wine made from the Muller Thurgau grape is just not that popular in the U.S.  I'm guessing that you have checked local retail stores with no success.  At the Wine Searcher web site they list two online purveyors in the U.S.  If you are allowed to accept deliver... Read More

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  • I just came back from Germany (Bavaria area) and was introduced to a half dry Mueller Thurgau produced by a local winery (Huter).  My son mixed this with a meduim sparkling water and I really enjoyed this. I am not a wine drinker but I found this to be very enjoyable to drink.   What is a wine I can find locally that is comparable in taste to th... Read More

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  • In a world where extremes are becoming the paradigms for perfection its a ... ... wine grapes remains small, Muller Thurgau continues to be the dominant variety, there are some remarkable wines being produced here, even from the lowly Muller. At 51 degrees north latitude these are some of the most northerly vineyards in the world, and certainl... Read More

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  • Frederic Fourre Muller Thurgau 2013

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    High toned on the nose with hints of mint and lemon verbena framing a core rich with white peach and floral aromas. This shows off some impressively big fruit on entry with just a jot of sweetness helping to add oomph to those flavors. The midpalate firms up a bit as the acidity kicks in and displays gorgeous purity and length to the fruit, whi... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Weingut Aust Muller Thurgau 2012

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    Lightly yeasty on the nose with a hint of candied peach, soma maraschino cherry, and a light hint of smoke and dried herbs. Bright acids, some paired with some obvious sweetness keep this fruity, simple and straightforward, though it is fruity in the mouth with a nice mineral note on the finish, and good length. 86pts Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Interesting but different German white made from the Rivaner grape aka Muller-Thurgau. Very slightly "grapey" but not overly so, with some peach/apricot on the front end and a hint of minerality. Soft acidity, short finish but a decent mid week change of pace.  Cool bottle though. Read More

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  • Deppisch Rivaner Trocken 'Golf' Germany Franken 2010

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    Interesting but different German white made from the Rivaner grape (which according to Cellar Tracker is Muller-Thurgau). Very slightly "grapey" but not overly so, with some peach/apricot on the front end and a hint of minerality. Soft acidity, short finish but a decent mid week change of pace. Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0


  • Round Barn Winery Vineyard Tears NV

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    Sunday late afternoon deck party. I have to say it surprised me, and I will stop at exit 6 on I-94 on my next trip to Chicago to sample more of their wines. Read More

    Wine review by raindance


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