Müller-Thurgau

Müller-Thurgau 

Müller-Thurgau is probably the world’s most successful ‘new’ grape variety. Developed at the end of the 19th century by Dr Hermann Müller-Thurgau from the noble parent, Riesling and what was intended to be Sylvaner, though even at the time Dr Müller-Thurgau had his doubts. The wayward mother has since been identified as Madeleine Royale, an ornamental, and apparently promiscuous, table grape. Whatever the lineage, Hermann’s matchmaking was strikingly effective and achieved, indeed surpassed, his aims: a characterful Riesling-like grape that is a reliable earlier producer in varied soils and conditions. 

 

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