2020 Egon Müller Scharzhof Scharzhofberger Kabinett
The wines of Egon Müller are a household name worldwide. The legendary reputation of this winery is mainly based on its noble sweet wines. These have an unprecedented aging potential and surpass many red wines. Legendary wines with world fame are those from: 1997 and 1999. The wines of Egon Müller-Scharzhof are so popular that they fetch record prices at the wine auction in Trier every year and the ratings of Parker and Suckling are often very close to the maximum 100 points border.
The total vineyard property comprises 8 hectares, of which 7 hectares are owned in Scharzhof. The famous vineyard, Wiltinger Braune Kupp is wholly owned by Egon Müller. The resulting wines bear the name `Le Gallais.`
There has been a changing of the guard since 2000. Stefan Fabian took over as cellar master from Horst Frank. Winemaking at Scharzhof is very traditional and minimalistic, ie 100% quality is created in the vineyard. Minimal interventions are therefore made in the cellar, so that the terroir can be fully expressed. The philosophy of Egon Müller is still a resounding truth: quality arises in the vineyard and through which the finest wines are created.
The Egon Müller Scharzhofberger Kabinett 2020 is shimmering and pale in the glass with a light lime green color. On the nose, the Scharzhofberger Kabinett is crystal clear and precise with a pure, fresh and very refined and complex nose. Lush yet precise and hugely piquant and salty on the palate, it has crunchy notes of white (stone) fruit, mineral notes coming from the iron rich gray slate bottoms that eat up the residual sugar easily, so that the taste is just exciting and salty. This is a frisky, delicious, salty and spicy Riesling of remarkable precision, finesse and elegance, with the tension of a picture book for Kabinett. The finish is very stimulating and incomparable. Drinking window until 2060+
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, Fresh, Fruity, Lightly sweet, Mineral, Tense, White fruit
|Borrelen, Cadeau!, Summer party, Terras, Voor alledag