Full Review

Henry Estate

Henry Estate
2017 Muller Thurgau, Umpqua Valley

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Fish Shellfish

Category: Muller Thurgau

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12.5% RS: 2.4%
Bronze Medal
Recommended
$20

Henry Estate
2017 Muller Thurgau, Umpqua Valley

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Fish Shellfish

Category: Muller Thurgau

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12.5% RS: 2.4%
Straw color. Aromas and flavors of sauerkraut with caraway, underripe apricot, farmhouse cider, lambic, sautéed mushrooms, and white cherries with a satiny, crisp, spritzy, fruity medium body and a smooth, distinctive, medium-length finish with accents of roasted squash and bruised apples with no oak flavor. Flavor packed with twisting and turning aromas; this is a spritzy and conversation-worthy bottle for the natural wine lover.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Funky & Savory
Aroma Aroma: sauerkraut with caraway, underripe apricot, farmhouse cider, lambic, sautéed mushrooms, and white cherries
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with accents of roasted squash and bruised apples
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Chicken Kebobs, Ceviche, Jambalaya
Bottom Line Bottom Line: Flavor packed with twisting and turning aromas; this is a spritzy and conversation-worthy bottle for the natural wine lover.

The Producer

Henry Estate Winery

The Producer
687 Hubbard Creek
Umpqua, OR 97486
USA
1 541-459-5120

Muller Thurgau

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Serve in a White Wine Glass
Muller Thurgau is a dry white wine produced from the eponymous grape; medium-bodied, it is known for its aromatics and good acidity. Most versions are unoaked to highlight the tea leaf, melon and pear perfumes.

Muller Thurgau is most famous from Germany, where is is considered sort of a 'poor man's Riesling." It does indeed have some of the same flavors, but with less acidity, it does not have the structure to age as long as Riesling. Arguably the best examples are from the Alto Adige region in northern Italy; here a handful of producers craft deeply concentrated, highly aromatic examples of Muller Thurgau that can age for five to seven years and work beautifully at the dinner table with foods ranging from seafood risotto to Thai and fusion cuisine.