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Müller-Thurgau (Germany)

Müller-Thurgau is a crossing of Riesling and Silvaner.

It is Germany's second most planted grape, after Riesling.

Typical Flavors


Lime
Lime
Apple
Apple
Peach
Peach
Melon
Melon

Apricot
Apricot
Black Currant
Black Currant
Rose Petals
Rose Petals
Flint
Flint

Citrus, Green Apple, White Peach, Melon, and Apricot are typical Müller-Thurgau flavors, with Black Currant and Floral notes (Geranium. Rose Petals), and Flinty Minerals.

Profile

Müller-Thurgau is a Off-Dry, mildly acidic, white wine, much like Gewürztraminer.

SUGAROff - Dry
BODYMedium
FRUITMedium -Low
ACIDITYMedium - Low
Serving temperature:
10-12°C (50-54°F)

Food Pairing


Aperitif
Aperitif
Salads
Salads
Vegetables
Vegetables
Asparagus
Asparagus

Pasta
Pasta
Sushi
Sushi
Chicken
Chicken
Chili
Chili

Müller-Thurgau pairswell with light dishes, vegetable dishes (asparagus), and salads.

The weight of the wine, and the Off-Dry nature, also pairs well Spicy Food.

Pairing Suggestions

Excellent Pairing:
Aperitif. Potato Chips.
Spicy Asian and Tropical. Sushi.
Seafood. Plain Fish. Grilled Fish.
Grilled Chicken. Grilled Pork.
Pasta with light sauces.

Cheese:

About Müller-Thurgau

In Germany

Müller-Thurgau is Germany's second most planted grape, after Riesling.

It is planted in every German wine region, with the largest planting in Rheinhessen and Baden.

In Italy

Müller-Thurgau is also popular in the Alto Adige region of northern Italy.

In New Zealand

In New Zealand, Müller-Thurgau was the most planted grape variety before it was taken over by Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc.

In Cold Climate

Because Müller-Thurgau ripens early, it has become an important grape in cold climates like in Switzerland, England, and USA (Washington).

The Ideal Glass

A Tulip Shaped glass is the best choice for a dry white wine.

It guides the wine to the center of your mouth, avoiding the sides, where acidity is less pleasant.

A smaller bowl also helps to serve smaller quantities, and keep the wine cold.

Remember to hold the glass by the stem!

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