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Martin Wassmer Bad Krozinger Steingruble Muller Thurgau 2022 £15.13
MARTIN WASSMER BAD KROZINGER STEINGRUBLE MULLER THURGAU 2022
Martin Wassmer is a leading producer in Germany's Baden region located in the Southwest of the country along the French and Swiss borders, where winemaking dates back hundred's of years. With a particularly good reputation for quality Spatburgunder (Pinot Noir), this producer is one to watch out for and certainly one to try if you've never experienced their wines and you enjoy a glass of Burgundy.
Their premium wines can comfortably sit with some of the best in Burgundy with power and finesse, complexity and elegance.
Muller Thurgau has a somewhat chequered history since Swiss Professor Muller of the Thurgau Canton first created the crossing in the late 19th Century from Riesling and what was originally thought to be Sylvaner, but later turned out to be Madeleine Angevine through DNA analysis. After the 2nd World War it was much vaunted for its ability to produce high yields (30% more than Riesling) when quantity was more sought after than quality. This was great at the time, and led to the boom in German Wine production throughout the 1960's-80's when Liebfraumilch was the greatest marketing tool for shifting lots of Muller Thurgau.
However. From the mid/late 90's onwards the thin, acidic and often too-sweet Liebfraumilch began to fall out of favour as the public's taste for something better in the form of an Australian Chardonnay or New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc took over the favourite wine role. Fast forward many years and the Muller Thurgau which did much to create the German wine boom post World War II also caused its almost collapse and added significantly to the European wine lake at the time. The public fell out lof love with it big time!
This lead to a massive reduction in vineyard space and what was left had to improve in order to be able to sell, which is where Martin Wassmer have got to with this cracking version.
Low-cropped, rigorous vineyard management and cellar operations has delivered a gorgeous glass of wine, with a touch of spritz to begin with, followed but a packed fruit salad palate and mouthwatering acidity to balance up the touch of sweetness on entry.
At 12.5% ABV this is a glass of wine you will be happy to sit and drink all day long.
A cracker, which helps redeem the variety!