Anne Amie Vineyards bottle

Anne Amie Vineyards

Müller-Thurgau, 2017

As they say at the Anne Amie winery, “It’s Müller time, baby!” Müller-Thurgau, genetically similar to Riesling, is mostly found in Germany, Austria and northern Italy, and often used to make sweet wines. Zesty Cuvée A, however, is an American original. Anne Amie’s Müller-Thurgau vines were planted in 1979, in the heart of Oregon’s Pinot Noir country—and 40 years on, this might be Oregon’s most versatile wine. It tastes as great with fresh seafood as it does with bold, spicy fare.

Profile

Anne Amie Vineyards Müller-Thurgau is like Riesling lite—crisp and fruity but cleaner and friendlier, similar to an Italian Sauvignon Blanc. It’s also hip and quirky, like Zooey Deschanel as a sommelier.

Low
High
TANNIN
SWEETNESS
BODY
ACIDITY
APPEARANCE
Pale straw
APPEARANCE
Pale straw
FLAVORS & AROMAS
Crushed stones
Orange blossom
Key lime
Mandarin

Pairing

These vibrant wines often taste of passion fruit or citrus, sometimes accented with an herbaceous note. A fruity-zesty balance, a signature of Sauvignon Blanc, is what makes these wines delicious with goat cheese (a staple pairing in France’s Loire Valley); the wine makes the cheese taste creamier.

More About The Wine

Yamhill-Carlton is the heart of Oregon’s Willamette Valley, and home to many of the state’s Pinot stars, including Ken Wright, Soter, Penner-Ash and Shea. Vineyards here, planted in well-drained soils, are protected from severe weather by the surrounding Coast Range. Anne Amie’s vineyards are LIVE certified, the wine industry’s most prestigious recognition of sustainable farming.

DID YOU KNOW?

Müller-Thurgau was created by grape breeder Hermann Müller of Thurgau, Switzerland, in 1882, when he crossbred Riesling with a white table grape called Madeleine Royale.

  • VARIETY
    Müller-Thurgau
  • VINTAGE
    2017
  • VINEYARD
    Anne Amie Vineyards
  • APPELLATION REGION, STATE
    Yamhill Carlton, Willamette Valley, Oregon
  • OAK
    Stainless steel (no oak)
  • ALCOHOL
    13.5%
  • FARMING
    Certified sustainable

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