Every bottle drunk of Müller-Catoir is a love letter. There is a visceral experience with these wines, like a pumice stone, a rough surface to a smooth finish. These aren't razor edged wines, forcing a point of view, they are edgy with secrets to share with those who are willing to listen. This historic estate has had hundreds of years and plenty of talented winemakers have garnered it critical acclaim. But never have they rested on their laurels, even now, with some of the most careful farming and strictest selection of grapes from anywhere. Whether dry or sweet, Riesling or Pinot Noir, young or old the stark minerality of these wines will bring you back for more.
What importer Skurnik Wines has to say about this wine...
This was my favorite among a range of tasty single-vineyard wines; the site always seems to give intensely bakey Rieslings from its sandy/loessy soil; it was the warmest and most intriguing of the 1er Lage trio; baking bread, crusts, spelt flour – a side of Riesling I love and which is hard to find – not led by fruit or even by mineral; it’s warm, inferential, savory, crackery; fields of flavor but uncanny. You hardly thought wine could taste like this.
Is there a better grape than Riesling? Is there a better value? Its fruit purity, its perfume, and its mineral nuance are all unparalleled. And for centuries, the top German Rieslings were priced accordingly: at least as expensive as the top red wines of Bordeaux and Burgundy. But nowadays you could spend a lifetime exploring Germany’s great Riesling-producing regions while staying well within your budget. You might take an occasional break to try Germany’s other white grapes or perhaps a glass of Spätburgunder (the local name for Pinot Noir). It’s time to get started!