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2011 Egon Muller-Scharzhof Scharzhofberger Riesling Auslese, Mosel, Germany

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Price Range of 750ml bottle, ex-tax in USD
Average: $433   From: $299   To: $491

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Over all vintages, this was the 1225th most popular wine on Wine-Searcher last year. Search rank last month: 920th

Score: 91.
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Price History for 2011 Egon Muller-Scharzhof Scharzhofberger Riesling Auslese, Mosel, Germany
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Grape Variety: Riesling

Riesling is a light-skinned, aromatic grape of German origin which is - if the majority of top wine critics are to be believed - the world's finest white wine grape variety.

For many, the claim above may seem at odds with the sea of chaptalized, low-quality wine exported from Germany in the late 20th century. In truth, very little of that infamous wine was Riesling at all (Riesling became a scapegoat for higher-yielding grapes such as Muller-Thurgau and Silvaner), but the reputation has nonetheless stuck. No less unshakeable a stereotype is of Riesling as just a 'sweet' grape, used only to make sticky wines. Although founded on a basic truth ( ... more

Region Hierarchy
  • Wiltingen wine region

    Wiltingen is a small yet important town on the lower Saar river (a tributary of the Mosel). As part of Bereich Saar, which is a district in Germany's Mosel wine region, it lies about three miles (5km) from Konz, where the Saar meets the Mosel. A stone's throw to the north-east is Kanzem, and the French border is less than seven miles (11km) westward.

    Wiltingen has three vineyards that have been classified by the VDP as Erste LageScharzhofberger, Braunfels and Gottesfuss.

    Scharzhofberger is probably the most famous vineyard of the Saar and is an Ortsteil – meaning it i ... more

  • Saar wine region

    Bereich Saar is a wine-growing district (Bereich) in the Mosel wine region. In 1998, the district formerly known as Saar-Ruwer was split in two. Saar is one half, the other is Ruwer. From the city of Konz, just west of Trier in the north, the district follows the Saar river (a tributary of the Mosel) to Taben-Rodt in the south, a distance ... more

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