Borell Diehl Muller Thurgau Trocken
Muller-Thurgau was created in Switzerland in the 19th century as a hardy, early-ripening grape for table wines. It is now the most widely grown grape in Germany. Did we mention it’s in a LITER? 33% more wine! No garden party or picnic is complete without two or three of these in the cooler.
The timbered home that houses this family-owned estate in Hainfeld was built in 1619. In 1990 Annette Borell and Thomas Diehl married and create Borell-Diehl. Their 15 hectares of vineyards are a complex geology of loess, limestone, red sandstone, and lots of minerally muschelkalk (limestone). Rigorous crop thinning and hand harvesting are the norm here. A cool, under-the-radar source for bargain Riesling, Muller-Thurgau, Gewürztraminer, Chardonnay—-and recently Pinot Noir!
Borell-Diehl makes it in the classic style: fresh, crisp, limey, and ridiculously easy to drink. A modest 12% alcohol with great acids and no oak (of course), it beats Pinot Grigio at its own game, offering great refreshment in a dry style but also the unique fruitiness of a cool climate aromatic grape.