2016 Müller-Catoir Grosses Gewächs Bürgergarten Im Breumel14093681
At a time when minimal intervention and the concept of terroir was still alien to the German wine lands, Hans-Günther Schwarz knew the score: you have to have an innate understanding of soil and site before you can make great wine. His legacy of low intervention viticulture and winemaking has gone on to inspire and educate a whole generation of young German winemakers, in the now-accepted theory that great wine is made in the vineyard not the cellar.
Im Breumel is a historic walled section within the Haardter Bürgergarten vineyard. It is the parcel that Müller-Catoir's legendary former winegrower, Hans-Günther Schwarz, always insisted was the greatest single site of the Mittelhaardt or central Pfalz. The 2016 is like tasting the essence of the Mittelhaardt; an engagingly deep and layered Riesling with pungent, smoky minerality, tangy, candied lemon rind freshness and pulsating length.
Region: Pfalz, GER
Viticulture: Certified Organic