Muller Catoir Herrenletten sits next to Burgergarten. 2017 suited Herrenletten perfectly.
“This is like a top GG, but for a friendly price. Very deep and complex wine with power that is totally underplayed. The balance is near perfect and the finish is super-long. From organically grown grapes. Long aging potential. Delicious now, or hold.” 96 points, Stuart Pigott, jamessuckling.com
Easily one of the best producers in the German region of Pfalz. Which, given the stiff competition, it is quite a feat. They make pure, driven wines that have a core of minerality and sturdy acidity. Their wines broadcast their terroir faithfully and they age majestically. In a region full of quality whites that are great value Muller Catoir are never the cheapest, but still offer value for lovers of great Riesling.
One of the world’s most noble varieties and known transmitter of terroir. Riesling is an important variety for quality wine production although only makes up approximately 4% of the planted area. Germany, Austria, Alsace and Australia all produce wonderful Riesling. They can be as dry as any wine you’ll taste or super sweet and luscious. It is a wonderful grape. See more about Riesling here.
Situated on the Rhine River, Pfalz is often not mentioned in the same breath as Rheingau, Alsace or Wachau for great Riesling. Yet the dry Riesling from this region lacks nothing when it comes to powerful, structural and complex dry Riesling. This is where to go for great value Riesling that will age for the long-term.