the 2016 vintage of our Müller Thurgau GRAUN as a "Cellar Reserve" edition and the new 2022 vintage. The ideal packet to taste both vintages at the same time. Exclusively for our newsletter subscribers.
The 2016 and 2022 vintages are similar to each other in one aspect: both had the influence of an especially beautiful fall with warm days and cool nights that followed a relatively hot summer. The 2022 vintage now entering onto the market reveals itself as very similar to the 2016 vintage: intensive aromas of Alpine herbs and white peaches as well as more structure than usual on the palate. Thanks to the wide temperature swings between day and night at 800+ meters in Graun, these grapes retain their natural acidity even in warmer years, evident especially as bottle aging advances. The 2016 vintage displays first ripe notes that reveal its Riesling character (Riesling x Madeleine Royal are the parents of Müller Thurgau). On the palate, the wine is very balanced and entices with its lively acidity, lending the wine a long finish.
The "Cellar Reserve" project: We put aside a few bottles of selected vintages of promising wines in order to put them on the market as exclusive "Cellar Reserve" editions after advanced maturation. Every bottle is examined by our cellarmaster before it is packaged in a high quality wooden box, sporting its "Cellar Reserve" label and wrapped in fine paper.