Ch. Belá Riesling, Egon Müller
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Ch. Belá Riesling, Egon Müller - 2018

Item # 32107 750mL
$16.96/ Single Bottle
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$203.52 $183.17/ Case of 12
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Tasting Notes

Renowned German Estate, Egon Müller, now has a joint project with Miroslav Petrech in Slovakia. At Château Belá, they produce mineral-driven dry Riesling. Packed with peach and other stone fruits, the wine is dry with juicy acidity. It has a nice floral and spicy finish.

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Staff Pick Notes

So much of our experience with wine comes down to expectations. I confess to being skeptical about a wine from Slovakia despite the fact that this is an Egon Muller project. I should've known better. Egon Muller isn't just German wine royalty, he's obviously some kind of Riesling whisperer. This wine was shockingly good. It has a generous dose of ripe pear and apricot but the racy acidity keeps it light on its feet. A little smoky minerality on the end is reminiscent of the Mosel, Muller's home turf. It's a gem of a wine, perfectly balance, harmonious. Slovakia, who knew?


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Though the trend is now in the other direction, for many years Riesling was known for producing wines with little alcohol and some residual sugar - too sweet for many modern wine drinkers. Though it's now cultivated worldwide, Riesling is nearly synonymous with German wine, and that country's winemakers have lately begun to produce some very exciting dry versions. They are careful to retain the...

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