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2019 Montinore Estate Reserve Müller-Thurgau

Montinore Estate,
Tualatin Hills,
Willamette Valley,
Oregon

12.3% alcohol

Empty bottle weight: 15.8 ounces // 450 grams

Cork closure 

Organic, biodynamic

While Müller-Thurgau, pronounced MEW-lehr TUR-gow, is Germany’s second most planted wine grape, it’s pretty rare in the United States. According to state stats, there are less than 70 acres planted in Oregon. I’m pretty sure I’ve tasted all the dry Müller made in Oregon and do believe our climate is very well-suited to the varietal!

Bouquet:

Tart aromas of green apples and lemongrass melded into freshly grated ginger and ripe pears.

Palate:

Crisp, dry, and tart– this is a really great introduction to Oregon Müller-Thurgau! With upfront flavors of green apples, Asian pears, and gooseberries, then more nuanced notes of ginger, lemongrass, and green grapes emerged. Suddenly, apple pie hit my palate! That’s right, baked apple pie, including the crust. The wine ended in a lovely, spicy finish that left me ready for my next sip.

Food pairing suggestions:

Asparagus risotto // grilled swordfish steaks // pork fried rice

Scoop up this wine deal by ordering here:

SRP $25

www.montinore.com

Don’t miss our tasting notes on other Montinore wines:

2017 Montinore Estate Reserve Gewürztraminer

2019 Montinore Estate White and Grey

Montinore Estate Vivacé

2017 Montinore Estate Teroldego

2016 Montinore Estate Reserve Pinot noir

2016 Montinore Estate Parsons’ Ridge Pinot noir

2018 Montinore Estate Pinot gris

2018 Montinore Estate L’Orange

2017 Montinore Estate Red Cap Pinot noir

2010 Montinore Estate Müller Thurgau

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