Wednesday, 28 March 2007

TN : Riesling Trocken, Haardter Buergergarten Kabinett, 2005, Weingut Mueller-Catoir, Pfalz, Germany

The oldest record of winegrowing on the property dates back to 1744. The winery estate is in the village of Haardt, a part of Neustadt situated a little above the main town and lying at the foot of the Haardt hills, with an extensive view across the Rhine plain. The present owner is Jakob Heinrich Catoir. Junior: Philipp David Catoir. The estate has been owned by the same family since 1744, now in the 9th generation. For almost 100 years, the winery was run by women (great-grandmother, grandmother and mother of the present owner), whose influence has lent the property the distinctive note it has today. Martin Franzen, a viticultural engineer, comes from the Moselle region of Germany and learned wine-making under more difficult conditions. He made his name as the head of operations at Schlossgut Diel on the Nahe river and Gut Nägelsförst in Baden. As the rising star in the international wine world, he has now taken on the legendary position of estate manager with Müller-Catoir.

Colour : Pale yellow / lemon

Aroma : Grapey, lemony

Taste : Minerally, fruity, lemony, spitzy clean long finish

Alcohol : 13%

Mark : B

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