2019 Montinore Estate Reserve Müller-Thurgau
Empty bottle weight: 15.8 ounces // 450 grams
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!
Tart aromas of green apples and lemongrass melded into freshly grated ginger and ripe pears.
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
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Don’t miss our tasting notes on other Montinore wines:
2017 Montinore Estate Reserve Gewürztraminer
2019 Montinore Estate White and Grey
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