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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: $449   From: $298   To: $490

Search Rank 1249 What is this?
Over all vintages, this was the 1249th most popular wine on Wine-Searcher last year.
Search rank last month: 733rd

Score: 93  
The Wine-Searcher score of 93/100 is calculated from the following wine critic scores:
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94/100  
91/100  
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Price History for 2011 Egon Muller-Scharzhof Scharzhofberger Riesling Auslese, Mosel, Germany
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Grape Variety

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
  • 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

  • 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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