Muller-Catoir Grosses Gewächs Bürgergarten Im Breumel Riesling 2021


Still extremely youthful, this 2021 Riesling GG is going to take a while to come out of its shell. However, the combination of concentrated citrusy fruit and fresh herb finesse is already very apparent. Bone dry, but beautifully balanced and polished at the very long finish. Drinkable now, but best from 2024. 96 points –
The result is a classic style, very elegant and fine, with candied peach fruit combined with lemongrass and a suggestion of vermouth. The texture is creamy and enrobes the taut acidity. A timeless beauty. 95 points – Decanter
Balanced on the generous and spicy palate; juicy layers spinning between the exotic perfume of quince, kumquat and green pineapple. Lingering spice moves in a foxtrot-like step through the dance of sweet and sour. Playful, nuanced and long. 17.5 points,


Dry. Organic. Im Breumel is a historic walled section (a ‘clos’ in other words) within the Haardter Bürgergarten vineyard.  Müller-Catoir’s legendary former winegrower, Hans-Günther Schwarz, always insisted this parcel was the greatest single site of the Mittelhaardt (or central Pfalz). Today, it gifts us Müller-Catoir’s only Grosses Gewächs bottling. Exclusively owned by Müller-Catoir, this uppermost parcel of the Bürgergarten is protected by a sandstone wall that creates a warmer microclimate. The area, which faces towards the southeast, warms very quickly in the mornings, and due to its proximity to the forest, cools soon after sunset. The soil here is more impoverished than the lower section of Bürgergarten, consisting of pure mottled-yellow sandstone gravel with a high ratio of decomposed stone. The fruit here is cropped at a very low 28-30 hl/ha. One-third of the wine was fermented and matured in 1,000-litre oak vessels.


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