Dry. With Müller Catoir’s Haardt Riesling we hit the ‘village’ level of the German VDP classification. As in Burgundy, for example, the village or commune level wines can incorporate fruit from several sites including declassified fruit from a single, classified vineyard. Müller-Catoir’s version includes young vine material from the legendary Grosses Gewächs-rated Bürgergarten vineyard as well as young vine fruit from classified sites Herzog and Herrenletten. The fruit is slowly crushed, allowing for some skin contact, and raised in steel tank, resulting in a wine both fleshy and energetic, with bell clear fruit (yellow plum, peach, crushed herb) and a fine, gently powdery, and super saline finish that lingers on and on. It’s hard not to play the 2015 “great vintage” card here. A serious Rizza.
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