Thirst-quenching, tart like limeade, and goes down lighter than a shaved ice. This may be your first Müller Thurgau, but we assure you, it will be a new favorite. May this be as common in your summer lineup as a Sauv Blanc or even a Grüner Veltliner (if you have ventured to some of these bright, refreshing Austrian or German grape varieties). A full liter of fun (one more generous glass than a regular bottle) to sip on poolside.
Müller-Thurgau is a cross between Riesling and a lesser-known grape from Germany. Pair this as you would any good dry Riesling will work. The lime flavor really comes out in this one, along with a hint of fresh peach, so pair this with light seafood like grilled octopus, shrimp scampi, or ceviche. There’s still a good complexity to this wine, so don’t be afraid to match this with a summer vegetable quiche or roasted pork.
The Borell-Diehl winery is in a centuries-old house and is spearheaded by the new generation - George Diehl, whose experience with well-respected natural winemakers in the region, alongside an apprenticeship in New Zealand has made for one of the best under-the-radar wineries.