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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  • Richard & NG,I took both the advice both of you offered and bought a Riesling and a Pinot Noir. Always one to hedge my bets. I'll let my wife sample both and choose the one that appeals to her and I will have the opportunity to try a PN that should be a good test for that grape. The German wine was a 2011 Schmitt Sohne Piersporter Michelsberg Sp... Read More

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  • Hi all,Thinking about getting down there after NYE, but will have well-behaved nine year old with us.  Are most of the wineries in Kenwood/ Glen ellen child friendly? Read More

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  • Terlano Muller-Thurgau Alto Adige 2010

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    The nose reminds me of Riesling but the flavor profile is a bit lighter. Lively acidity and nice subtle citrus make this a wine that would go well with seafood or chicken dishes sans heavy sauce. Overall this is an extremely enjoyable quaff. Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0


  • Adolph Mueller Niersteiner Gutes Domtal Kabinett 2012

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    This is the sort of wine that turns people against German wine. This wine was ... The nose is reminiscent of Muller Thurgau but is subdued. Sulfur dioxide is noticeable. Some floral notes on the palette but this is a simple wine and way over priced. My rating 78 Read More

    Wine review by Zuiko


  • Stoneboat Vineyards Chorus 2012

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    This year's edition of the popular white blend "Chorus" has a rich nose of garden flowers, peach and orange marmalade; on entry there is a richer, more unctuous mouth feel with almond bitterness on the finish. Not as refreshing as the more dilute 2011 but there is more punch and some elegance. Should please most palates. 86 points. Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


  • Sokol Blosser Evolution Red NV

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    No written review

    Wine review by Ashrack


  • Stoneboat Piano Brut NV

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    This type of wine is difficult to score being Prosecco in style (cuvée close method) but vinified with Pinot Blanc rather than Glera grapes. Good effervescence and bubbles continue for up to 10 minutes with a powerful nose of ripe apricots. The mousse is soft on the palate with more apricot and a creme soda short finish. Interesting, juicy fruit... Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


  • Stoneboat Piano Brut NV

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    A great entry for this BC winery! Really interesting and aromatic on the nose - probably more so than I've ever seen in a sparkling wine at this price point. Has notes of sweet grass and white flowers with a fine bead. It is simple and fresh on the palate, with notes of sweet pears, honey, and vanilla. It has a unique element of freshness that's... Read More

    Wine review by JenniferT


  • I've been a bit preoccupied lately - it's been awhile since I've ... is 86% Pinot Blanc and 16% Muller Thurgau (whatever that is.) The "research" continues! Read More

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  • Dr. Beckermann Auslese Rheinhessen 2012

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    This inexpensive 2012 auslese lived up to its price ($5). It lacks fruit, acid, ... nose. No botrytis. Probably Muller Thurgau. Why import this? This wine came from Trader Joe's. I remember when TJ's had good German wine (25- 30 yrs ago); what the heck happened? My rating 8 Read More

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