2019 Muller-Catoir Grosses Gewachs Burgergarten Im Breumel Riesling

Highly Rated
With its magnificent structure, this is Grand Cru Riesling that's as bold as white Burgundy and every bit as complex and nuanced.

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Home to this marvellously muscular and striking white, the Im Breumel vineyard is a monopole, solely owned by the 9th generation Catoir family.

With its picturesque, gentle incline and handsome stone walls, you’d think you were in Burgundy. This wine is certainly in that league of quality.

Rich with waxy waves of sweet orange and ripe peach, there's bold tannin that winds it all together. Generous, dry and built to last, this is powerful, pedigreed Pfalz Riesling.

Im Breumel is a top rated monopole vineyard site classified by the VDP as a Grosse Lage (Grand Cru). Protected by sandstone walls, the vine are planted on sandstone and gravel soils, known as Haardtsandstein.

Vines are 25-26 years old, south east facing and receiving favourable morning sun. The walls give protection from winds, retain warmth and cool evening air from nearby forests preserve acid and tension.

Yields are very low at 28-30 hl/ha. One-third of the wine was fermented and matured in 1,000-litre oak vessels.

98 Points - 'Like the first rosebud of the season that has fully colored, but is only just beginning to open up, this is full of promise. Densely packed with minerals and positive tannins that are neatly wrapped in creaminess from lees contact, this is locked into its own time frame. You really need to give it a lot of air for the mirabelle, nectarine and mandarin notes to emerge. Then there’s a stunning interplay of fruit and structure through the long, very complete finish.'' - Stuart Pigott (JamesSuckling.com)

93 Points - 'The 2019 Bürgergarten "Im Breumel" Riesling GG is deep, clear and pure on the aromatic, elegant and mineral nose with its ripe and concentrated aromas of yellow stone fruit. Full-bodied, round and juicy on the silky-textured palate, this is an intense Im Bremen with stewed mirabelle aromas on the finish. Very elegant and with fine tannins, this is a wine to keep. '' - Stephan Reinhardt (The Wine Advocate)

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