2015 Egon Müller Braune Kupp Riesling Spätlese
The 2015 Wiltinger Braune Kupp Riesling Spätlese #5 is super clear, precise and aromatic-spicy on the nose, with very fine aromas of stone fruit and a cool-ish flint-earth aroma. Round, luscious and spicy on the palate, with perfectly ripe but fresh fruit, this is a dense, complex and persistently structured Spätlese. Salt-mineral and perfectly balanced, this has great elegance and expression.
Egon Müller's other estate, Le Gallais, has produced one Spätlese and three Auslesen from the Wiltinger Braine Kupp. Two of the latter have been auctioned. Although the Gold Capsule is already a great Riesling, I feel in love with the pure, extremely precise and delicate Auslese Versteigerung, Art Deco in bottles. If you ever get a chance to taste it, don't miss it.
Egon Müller is a German wine producer known for producing one of the best Riesling's in the world. The estate, officially known as Weingut Egon Müller, is located in the Saar Valley in the Mosel wine region in Germany.
History by Egon Müller
The Egon Müller wine estate has a long and storied history dating back to the end of the 18th century. The Müller family has been involved in winemaking for generations. Egon Müller is best known for his production of Riesling, a grape variety that thrives in the cool climate and steep vineyards of the Moselle region. The estate owns and manages some of the most coveted vineyards in the Saar Valley, including the Scharzhofberg vineyard. The Scharzhofberg is one of Germany's most famous and highly regarded vineyards, known for its unique microclimate and ideal terroir for Riesling.
Traditional wine making
Egon Müller adheres to traditional winemaking practices. They focus on making wine with little intervention, harvesting by hand and gently pressing the grapes. The winemaking process emphasizes preserving the natural flavors and characteristics of the Riesling. Egon Müller's Riesling wines are celebrated for their purity, elegance and a distinct expression of terroir. The wines are often characterized by lively acidity, intense fruit flavors and remarkable aging potential. Egon Müller produces Rieslings in various styles, including Trocken (dry) and Feinherb (dry). This diversity meets different tastes and preferences.
Egon Müller's full name is Egon Müller-Scharzhof, which refers to the famous Scharzhofberg vineyard. This vineyard is at the heart of the estate's reputation and is where many of their iconic Rieslings come from.
Egon Müller's dedication to producing exceptional Riesling wines and their management of the remarkable Scharzhofberg vineyard have cemented their position as one of the world's leading Riesling producers. Their wines are celebrated for their unique character and ability to age gracefully, making them a point of pride for German wine lovers.
|Type of Wine
|Drinking as of
|James Suckling rating
|Aromatic, Floral, Complex, Fresh, Fruity, Mineral, Rich, Steenfruit, Tense, White fruit, Sweet
|Cadeau!, Indruk maken, Lekker luxe