Scharzhof Riesling QbA 2015

Egon Muller

All Müller wines are Rieslings; “Scharzhof” is the property’s most accessible wine. “Scharzhof” is made utilizing grapes from Müller’s Saarburg and Wawern vineyards, and from the Wiltinger Braunfels and Wiltinger Kupp vineyards. This wine is a sterling introduction to Riesling and to the Egon Müller range.

Additional Information

“2015 is certainly a great vintage. After the summer one would look for parallels with 2003 and they are there: The volume of the harvest is the same, almost to the litre. The overall aspect of the grapes was similar. Green, turning to golden with very little Botrytis and the must weights are on the same level. One difference is easily explained with the weather during the harvest: While it wasn’t at all difficult to harvest great Auslese and while we did succeed in making a Trockenbeerenauslese, at that level the record breaking Oechsle of 2003 were never within reach. Acidity levels that are often twice as high as those of the 2003s and 2 or 3 g higher than those of the 2007s or 2009s. Once again we seem to have a vintage without precedent this is one that we can expect to enjoy.” Egon Muller

Technical Details

  • Appellation: Mosel-Saar-Ruwer
  • Winemaker: Egon Muller
  • Sustainability: Sustainable Practices
  • Soil: Slate gravel
  • Vineyard Acreage: 8 ha
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  • Alcohol: 8.5%
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  • Sizes Available: 750ml
  • Pack Size: 12/750ml
  • UPC Code: Inquire
  • Varietals: 100% Riesling

Recent Press

  • Score: 91 Points

    Wine Image The Wine Advocate Author: Stephan Reinhardt
    Date: Wednesday, May 31, 2017

    Egon Muller's 2015 Scharzhof Riesling is crystalline clear and fresh on the nose with citrus flavors. This wine is light, lush and piquant, highly filigreed and salty, with good length and perfect harmony. A stunning, classic Scharzhof that is as pure as it is intense and crystalline clear. The grapes were sourced from Saarburg and Wiltingen 9Rosenberg and Braunfels). Anticipated maturity: 2017-2035.

  • Score: 90 Points

    Wine Image Wine Spectator Author: Kim Marcus
    Date: Wednesday, March 1, 2017

    This has a minerally aroma and red peach, melon, red currant and nectarine flavors that are finely textured. Lively in the midpalate, offering a crunchy finish that lingers with lightly smoke notes. Drink now through 2020.

  • Score: 94 Points

    Wine Image Wine Enthusiast Author: Anna Lee
    Date: Thursday, January 1, 1970

    While feather light in stature, this semisweet Riesling stuns with intensity. From nose to finish, dark earth tones and luminous stone fruit and cherry flavors meld seamlessly. Its intensely ripe, almost tropical in tone, but an electric tang of acidity and minerality keeps it rooted firmly in the Mosel.

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