Monday, August 19, 2013

WOW: Genetic Engineering in 1882?!

WOW: Wine of the Week

Müller-Thurgau: Genetic Engineering in 1882?!

Bread & Butter Pinot Noir 2012
Remember that saying, "You learn something new every day?"  Today, you have to thank for that!

This week's WOW marks the  debut appearance of Müller-Thurgau to  Unsure of what the Müller-Thurgau varietal might be - you are NOT alone!

Müller-Thurgau is a cross between Riesling with Madeleine Royale by Hermann Müller in 1882.  While this is primarily a varietal used for white blends, here you have the opportunity to taste a 100% Müller-Thurgau in all of its glory!

So don't just read this email and learn something new...order this wine and TASTE something new!

Product Description

"I was lucky to marry into one of our region’s most prestigious wine estates at a time when Alto Adige was becoming recognized as one of the world’s finest producers of superlative wines.
I jumped at the chance to take over the family’s two top estates, both located within the boundaries of our region’s best known wine villages – Castel Ringberg, which overlooks the Lake of Caldaro, and Kastelaz, a steep, south-facing hillside, Tramin’s major landmark which is covered from top to bottom in densely planted vineyards. The challenge in changing profession from architect to winemaker was at first daunting. In the meantime my wines have scooped some of Italy’s highest awards, including the much coveted “Three Glasses” from Italy’s most influential wine guide, by the Gambero Rosso." - Winery Notes

Elena Walch Müller-Thurgau 2011 Tasting Notes

Persuasive with light straw yellow color, pleasant aromas, discreet aromas of herbs, some nutmeg as well as slight notes of apricot.  Enjoyable freshness, youthful acidity and delicate structure characterize the palate.

Elena Walch Müller-Thurgau 2011 Pairings

A very drinkable apertif wine and an uncomplicated companion for light dishes.

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