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Müller-Catoir Riesling Kabinett Trocken Mußbacher Eselshaut 2004

Member Review by Sovereign89:

Best Riesling tasted yet.

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Region: Germany » Pfalz

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Winery: Müller-Catoir
Color: White
Varietal: Riesling
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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

Member Reviews for Müller-Catoir Riesling Kabinett Trocken Mußbacher Eselshaut

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Snooth User: Sovereign89
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5.00 5
01/10/2008

Best Riesling tasted yet.


Snooth User: mrsbam
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4.50 5
08/08/2013

Four and a half glasses


External Reviews for Müller-Catoir Riesling Kabinett Trocken Mußbacher Eselshaut

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Source: Astor Wines & Spirits
07/11/2007

Ever since Martin Franzen took over this estate, he's been scrutinized incessantly. True, he has big shoes to fill but the outcome has been nothing short of remarkable. The wines still run dry, the texture still full and the fruit perhaps a bit more pronounced. This is a dry white that can be either drunk today or cellared for years.



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