EGON MÜLLER

EGON MÜLLER

MOSEL-SAAR-RUWER
Owner:
Egon Müller Family
Manager:
Egon Müller
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Egon Müller is the name of a wine dynasty – the current head is Egon Müller IV - and an estate that is considered to be at the very pinnacle of quality and greatness of German wine, made from what many wine connoisseurs consider to be the greatest of all white wine grapes, Riesling. The grapes are grown in the legendary Scharzhofberg vineyard, Germany’s most famous, on extremely steep slopes overlooking the Saar tributary of the Mosel River. Its TBA or Trockenbeerenauslese wine attains stratospheric prices at the wine auction of Trier, often making it the world’s most expensive wine.
EGON MÜLLER

The Scharzhofberg vineyard was part of a monastic property until clergy-held land was ordered to pass into secular hands under the influence of Napoleon. A good portion of it was thus bought in 1797 by the great-great-grandfather of Egon Müller.
Egon IV took over from his father, who had come back from the war in 1945 to restore the neglected vines, in 1991.

Today the estate owns eight hectares or twenty acres of vines on the south-facing slope near the village of Wiltingen, just thirty kilometres east of Luxemburg. The slate soil make it possible to ripen the grapes slowly, giving an exquisitely fine perfume to the wines which combine delicacy and intensity. The vines are situated between 190 and 310 metres of altitude; it is the permeability of the slate soil that makes it possible for vineyards to be planted nearly vertically to the slope. The sight of these steep vine-covered slopes is indeed breathtaking.