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Müller-Catoir White Blend 2005

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ST 94

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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

External Reviews for Müller-Catoir White Blend

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
02/14/2013

Candied lemon, black currant and ripe apple aromas and flavors are immediately enticing in this intense, delicate Riesling. Deftly balanced by a lively structure, with a concentrated finish of candied citrus. Very harmonious and expressive. Drink now... Wine Spectator. A Riesling wine from Pfalz in Germany. 2005 Muller-Catoir Riesling Auslese Gimmeldinger Mandelgarten 375ml


External Review
Source: Vintners Cru
03/15/2012

($40) Pale golden yellow.Yellow plum, ripe cherry and ginger on the nose.The velvety palate exudes a rich peach flavor, with salty acidity highlighting the clean, high-toned botrytis. The luscious sweetness and penetrating finishing spice will need time to harmonize, but this wine offers excellent potential. ST "Lithe and concentrated, this features peach, vanilla custard and a hint of grapefruit flavors matched to a bright structure. A tad pinched on the finish, but give this time to settle down. Best from 2008 through 2018." WS



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