2019 Muller-Catoir Burgergarten Riesling

Pfalz, Germany

No wonder this single vineyard has been planted with Riesling for over 700 years. This dry German white is deliciously full flavoured, round and concentrated.



“The 2019 vintage is the best vintage I have ever tasted for German riesling in my four-decade career.''

Stuart Pigott, JamesSuckling.com

About The Wine

Given that the gently sloping sandstone hills of the Burgergarten vineyard were planted over 700 years ago, it’s got great form for Riesling.

And being one of the German landscape’s warmer southern territories, Pfalz wines are deliciously round and concentrated.

Pinned by pithy, razor sharp freshness and hints of smoke, this generous white is magnificently full flavoured.

About Muller-Catoir

Muller-Catoir (Cat-wah) is a beacon of quality in the Pfalz region of southern Germany. Given their careful farming, quality focus and reputation for mentoring many of today’s fancied German growers, it’s surprisingly little known.

Their fastidiously farmed 25 hectares is certified organic since 2015, centred around a regal 1890s sandstone manor house.

Whilst some of their finest work is with rich, complex dry Riesling, they excel with a spread of both grapes both red and white, capturing all the depth in the patchwork geology of this region.

Winemaker Martin Franzen and owner Philipp David Catoir
Winemaker Martin Franzen and owner Philipp David Catoir
Pfalz, Germany
Additional Info

From the Producer

One of the oldest recorded vineyards in the Pfalz, the Burgergarten is an esteemed Grosses Gewachs site with deep sandy soils. Fruit for this Erste Lage bottling comes from Gehren and Aspen areas of this vineyard.

Vines are 40 years old, organically farmed and naturally fermented.

The wine is given extended lees contact, matured in a mix of stainless steel tanks and old 600 litre halbstuck barrels.

Blend : Riesling 100%
ABV : 12.5%
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2033
Bottle Size : 750ml

Muller-Catoir estate vineyards
Muller-Catoir estate vineyards
Pfalz, Germany
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews


“There’s so much peach and apricot beauty in this glass of dry riesling that you feel thankful to the power of nature that made it possible. So deep and so vibrant, but it’s the elegance that makes it shine like a diamond. Very long, silky finish that doesn’t want to let go. From organically grown grapes.” - Stuart Pigott (JamesSuckling.com)

The Wine Advocate

''The 2019 Bürgergarten Riesling is clear and dusty/stony on the pure and puristic yet aromatic and distinctive nose that shows notes of crushed stones as well as ripe and elegant fruit. On the palate, this is a juicy, round, quite concentrated, almost mouth-filling yet also pure, tight, mineral and fine dry Riesling with a certain phenolic grip and a clear, salty finish.'' - Stephan Reinhardt (The Wine Advocate)


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