Müller-Catoir Rieslaner Auslese Haardter Herzog 2009

Winemaker's Notes:

“GG” is the standard descriptor for Grosses Gewächs these days. Tasted from an unfiltered tank-sample the wine was explosively ripe and mineral, a classic portrait of mass and power having little to do with fruit as-such; peppery ’09 thrust, martial and almost haughty; can’t wait to see this guy in bottle.

  • + My Wines

    My Wines

    Save in My Wines

    Add to Wishlist

    My Cellar

  • + List It
  • + Critic Score

    Submit a Critic Score

    Score:

    Name of Critic:

    Close
0 5 0.5
Average Rating Rate It Add
Müller-Catoir:
Surprisingly flavoursome; full-bodied and very racy, rich in extract and with a fruity acidity structure. All wines are made from grapes from the winery's own vineyards. The harvest is limited through restrictive vine pruning in the winter, supplemented by partial removal of grapes in the summer. Soil is given meticulous care (mostly permanent green cover) and there is selective hand-picking of... Read more
Surprisingly flavoursome; full-bodied and very racy, rich in extract and with a fruity acidity structure. All wines are made from grapes from the winery's own vineyards. The harvest is limited through restrictive vine pruning in the winter, supplemented by partial removal of grapes in the summer. Soil is given meticulous care (mostly permanent green cover) and there is selective hand-picking of very small grape quantities without use of a combine-harvester. The result of these methods are high extract figures, ripe acidity and a definitive character for each variety, making even small vintages full-bodied and top-class. Since grapes are always harvested extremely late on this estate, the musts are cold when they arrive in the cellar and so ferment slowly without any interference. After racking to remove yeast, wines are not touched again until they are filled into bottles. During bottled storage, these non-moved wines usually precipitate tartrate crystals and may sparkle slightly. So it is advisable to keep them at a temperature of 10-12° C for at least two hours before opening, to pull corks carefully and then leave the bottles open for a while so that their full bouquet can develop. Read less

External Reviews for Müller-Catoir Rieslaner Auslese Haardter Herzog

External Review
Source: Astor Wines & Spirits
05/29/2011

This viscous and unapologetically confectionary Rieslaner is a harvest of glazed pineapple, butterscotch and waves of eucalyptus heightened by a brightly citric palate. The evolution over the next 20-25 years will be almost unimaginable.


External Review
Source: Astor Wines & Spirits
09/18/2010

Lusciously ripe and possessed of an almost mind-numbing clarity, this exceptionally brilliant spätlese--harvested from vines planted atop a fragile deposit of löss and loam--will send ecstatic shivers down your spine.


External Review
Source: Astor Wines & Spirits
03/24/2011

Winemaker Martin Franzen is coming into his own after beginning at Müller-Catoir with big shoes to fill. He’s taking things in stride and creating some real gems, like this mineral laden Riesling. It’s bold, dry yet delicate and with complexity that charms.



“GG” is the standard descriptor for Grosses Gewächs these days. Tasted from an unfiltered tank-sample the wine was explosively ripe and mineral, a classic portrait of mass and power having little to do with fruit as-such; peppery ’09 thrust, martial and almost haughty; can’t wait to see this guy in bottle.

Best Wine Deals

See More Deals »







Snooth Media Network