What a nice surprise to find a decent-sized section of German wines available at one of the wine stores in my area. I’ve mentioned before that this shop – Arrowine – is not as close and convenient for me as are any number of others. Clearly, though, I will have to make an effort to get there from time to time!
I’d never had a Müller Thurgau before. Well, let’s say “as far as I can remember” I hadn’t. When I was a little kid my family lived in Germany. My parents did give me a taste of one or two wines during that time, but I only remember them talking about Liebfraumilch. I’ve always assumed that was what I’d sipped. It’s funny looking back now, because they had to make me try the wines. I didn’t want to!! Anyway, this Müller Thurgau was a new experience for me.
Winemaker: Divino Nordheim
Wine: Müller Thurgau Trocken
Varietal: Müller Thurgau
Appellation: Franken, Germany
Notes: You may know that trocken means dry in German, and this wine is dry at 13% alcohol. In the glass it was a pale yellow. On the nose I caught lively citrus and peach. This was a light and crisp wine. Acidity is bright, giving it a very slight feeling of effervescence when it hits the tongue. Flavors for me were citrus and star fruit with hints of peach and honey. I also found plentiful grass on the palate that lingers in the fairly long finish. Seems like this would be a good all-purpose summer white for sipping or enjoying with light summery dishes like a crisp salad, some fresh seafood, or even grilled chicken.
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