All Muller wines are Rieslings, but the Scharzhof is the property’s most accessible wine. The Scharzhof Riesling is made utilizing grapes from Muller’s Saarburg and Wawern vineyards, and from the Wiltinger Braunfels and Wiltinger Kupp vineyards. This wine is a sterling introduction to Riesling and to the Egon Muller range.
Scharzhofberg is one of the most famous vineyard sites in Germany, likely to have originally been planted by the Romans. Situated in Wiltingen, removed from the Saar in a side valley and facing south, its slopes are quite steep, with a 30–60% grade, and high, at 180-280 meters elevation. Formed from grey Devonian slate, the soils are very deep with no bedrock. This wine is always delicate, crisp and exquisite on the palate.
This wine displays stony minerality, hints of acacia and lilac, grilled exotic fruit, sweet stone fruits and bracing acidity all combined in perfect harmony. Due to tiny production and high demand, this wine very rare.
Spätlese means “late harvest” but at Egon Müller, the term is used for wines made from grapes of superior ripeness. Spätlese wines can carry more sugar without losing their balance. While they’re off-dry to semi-sweet when young, they reward cellaring with an incredible degree of complexity. The Scharzhofberger vineyard can develop into truly elegant wines that defy the categories of sweet and dry.