Spectacular acqusition of vineyards made by Müller-Catoir
Today a long cherished wish has been fulfilled. With signing the contract with the Town Council of Neustadt an der Weinstraße both Steffen Christmann and Müller-Catoir are taking over the historical vineyards FENCHELBERG, ZIEGELBERG and VOGELGESANG. An area of about nine ha the vineyards can be seen fom afar and were once the pride of Neustadt`s winegrowers. In the fities and sixties due to their exposed location and the resulting difficulties in tending the vines the vineyards were neglected and gradually forgotten. Beside the original charm of unspoilt nature and the breathtaking view of Neustadt and the Rhine valley the vineyards, of course, promise high quality crops and wines. It is our mutual commitment to lay open these hidden treasures within the next years by carefully employing ecological means and so to revive the characteristics of the sites.
The south slope, a listed area, is prehistoric rock soil consisting of a rare sort of muschelkalk soil. The vineyards profit not only from the adjacent Palatinate Forest, the currents of warm air rising from the valley in the evening and ample sunshine but also from an extraordinary micro climate. It is the perfect Riesling terroir.
An outstandig landmark situated inmidst the vineyards is a small, graceful temple built in 1853/54 by the Neustadt merchant and estate owner Friedrich Deidesheimer. During his frequent business trips to Munich he often visited the English Garden and enchanted by the famous Monopteros he decided to build a replica high up in his vineyards at home.
posted on 23.02.2018
VDP.Nacht der offenen Weinkeller 2017: it was a memorable night!
BEST OF RIESLING 2016: Success for Müller-Catoir´s Riesling collection
The winners of the world´s greatest Riesling competition are confirmed. More than 2600 Rieslings from 14 countries, 3 continents and overall 27 wine-growing regions were tasted and evaluated by a jury of more than 100 experts in this year´s competition "Best of Riesling".
Best dry wine in the category "Aged Riesling (vintage 2008 and older)":
2007 Haardt Riesling (94 points)
Also placed among the best Rieslings of the competition :
Müller-Catoir´s TBA is Germany´s highest-rated wine of vintage 2014
Robert Parkers Wine Advocate | Germany: Vintage 2014: All Along the Rhine River | Dec 31 Müller-Catoir´s TBA is Germany´s highest-rated wine of vintage 2014!
"[..]The 2014s Rieslings are simply excellent and the noble sweet Rieslaners are outstanding. Indeed, the wines of MC have become deeper and even more precise and elegant in recent years. I already liked the 2013s, but I was really impressed by the quality and intensity of the 2014s. These are concentrated and well balanced, and come along with moderate alcohol levels which Martin Franzen compares to those of the 1990s. They are true individuals in a very noble and balanced style, although they don't lack tension or expression.[..]"
2014 Herzog Rieslaner Trockenbeerenauslese 98 Punkte (Young) 2014 Herzog Rieslaner Beerenauslese 95 Punkte (Young) 2014 Herzog Rieslaner Auslese 94 Punkte (Young)
2014 Bürgergarten "Im Breumel" Riesling GG 93+ Punkte (Young) 2014 Bürgergarten "Im Breumel" Riesling Spätlese 93 Punkte (Early) 2014 Mandelgarten Riesling Spätlese 92 Punkte (Young) 2014 Bürgergarten Riesling 92 Punkte (Young) 2014 Bürgergarten Riesling Spätlese 91 Punkte (Early) 2014 Herrenletten Riesling 91 Punkte (Young)
2014 Gimmeldingen Riesling Kabinett 90 Punkte (Early) 2014 Haardt Riesling 89+ Punkte (Young) 2014 Mussbach Riesling Kabinett 89 Punkte (Early) 2014 Gimmeldingen Riesling 88 Punkte (Early)