Borell-Diehl Müller Thurgau Trocken 2017
The importer says Annette Borell and Thomas Diehl married and combined their families' three wineries into one, creating Weingut Borell-Diehl. The various vineyards reportedly have such varied soil as loess, limestone, red sandstone, with deposits of mineral-laden limestone in some vineyards.
They grow, among other's, the Müller-Thurgau grape . The variety was created in Switzerland in the 19th century as an early-ripening grape that could better withstand cold winters. It is not very common in the U.S., but is reportedly the most widely-grown grape in Germany. Borell-Diehl's grapes are sustainably dry-farmed near Hainfeld in the Pfalz region, with no herbicides or pesticides used. Their Müller-Thurgau hits a reasonable 12% abv and comes in a one-liter bottle, containing an extra glass of wine for the $12 price.
The wine has a golden tint to it, although pale. The nose is beautiful, with apples and citrus at the forefront and minerals taking a back seat. Those minerals come in more forcefully on the palate, which is to be expected of a cool climate white grown in limestone soil. The lemon-lime flavor and the brisk acidity are quite refreshing.