Riesling Feinherb, Müller-Catoir
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Riesling Feinherb, Müller-Catoir - 2018

Item # 19185 750mL
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Wine made from grapes grown without synthetic pesticides, fertilizers and herbicides in the vineyard. Certified in the country of origin.


Tasting Notes

Family owned since 1774 with 9 generations tending the vines, the winery is now run by Philipp David Catoir with the formidable winemaker, Martin Franzen, who landed at this winery in the early 2000s. This Feinherb is a German wine you'll soon have a crush on as it's just off of dry and drinking just right today.


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Staff Pick Notes

The waves of ethereal pleasure that come from German Rieslings are not to be understated; always precise with their acidity, bearing rich, refined fruit and mineral characteristics that would satisfy the white wine loving hedonist. From the Pfalz region, Müller-Catoir presents itself as thoughtful and meticulous. Hand-harvesting all their fruit, slow fermentation and patient with cellaring and bottling to present the best of each season. In the words of Terry Theise, German wine authority: “This wine’s sweetness is a shadow, weaving in and out so sneakily, tactfully.” In my opinion, he hit the nail on the head with this analogy. White peach, nectarine, wet slate, orange blossoms and white flora softly clamor on the taste buds with a lovely blissful kiss for a finish.

- JOS

About the Producer

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