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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    The idea to treat nature in an environmentally friendly way had already begun in 1968 through our...

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    Our family winery is located in one of the most beautiful village streets of Germany: the Theresa...

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    The objective of our wine making philosophy is to develop the full flavour potential nature has p...

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Müller-Thurgau on Snooth

  • Badger Mountain Pure White Vns

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    Badgers mountains pure white wine leaves little to be desired. The initial complex fruity notes can only succumbed by the finishing notes of salted chode. It's starts with a medium body and hints of pineapple. Only to finish across the tongue with distinct anus characteristics. The final impression is that of a overweight man's towel after the ... Read More

    Wine review by vinoexpert


  • Vino, have you had sylvaner before?  Muller-Thurgau is a cross between it and riesling. I haven't drunk any from North America but only know those in the vicinity of Germany. Sylvaner can be refreshing if done right, but I don't get a classy, refined feel from it. Usually it's (mighty) cheap plonk over there. Come to think of it, it might be a g... Read More

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  • Mostly riesling coming thru with the slight touch of RS and a decent bit of acidity.  I've had muller-thurgau before but really can't remember the taste profile.  Here's what I put in CT for a 100% muller-thurgau I had last December - The nose reminds me of Riesling but the flavor profile is a bit lighter. Lively acidity and nice subtle citrus...  Read More

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  • OK, one last Zappa tune you may or may not care for - "Billy the Mountain".  It's a bit long, some versions more than others but it is true Frank story telling and some great riffs.BTW, sitting on the back deck (again) sipping on an interesting Willamette white blend of muller-thurgau, riesling, gewurztraminer and pinot gris.  Most excellent sin... Read More

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  • Abbazia di Novacella Muller Thurgau 2012

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    peach, apricot on the nose dry...mid bodied with a crisp finish Read More

    Wine review by mikespeer


  • Blue Nun Rivaner 2011

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    peach, apricot, floral....fairly mid bodies and sweet....with decent balance. Read More

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  • A Willamette Valley Foch 2007, this is my topic and would like to discuss the ... mentor. Dunn Forest is one, Muller Thurgau is the other. As a beginner on this site I have no idea where to go and must admit that I am overwhelmed by the amount of alleys you could get lost into. I am so sorry for my ignorance and in no way intended to offend an... Read More

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  • Pieroth Burg Layer Schlosskapelle Kabinett-Nahe Muller-Thurgau-Pradikatswein 2011

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    A very robust white wine, this Muller-Thurgau can stand alone, without any food as accompaniment. It can hold its own against heavy appetizers and Mexican or Mediterranean cuisines with its full body and strong finish. The 2011 vintage has a cellaring potential of about 5 years but will probably be best in 2014-2015. Read More

    Wine review by mepatton


  • 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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