Enderle & Moll “Pur” Muller Thurgau 2020
Known as a cult producer of old vine pinot noir, Enderle and Moll are essentially a tiny production team of two, insulated from any of the trends or common wisdom of their neighbors in Baden, which is kind of the German flip side to Alsace, in that it is a blending of French and German wine culture. They work biodynamically with older vines, with limited intervention in the cellar. Their other claim to fame is that they made orange and skin contact wines before it was cool! They even bottled in clear glass with a plain beige label before that was even a thing. A 6-day maceration with the skins gives this Mueller-Thurgau a light grip and tropical flair with a citrusy bite and spice on the finish. Finishes with a vibrant acidity, making this a versatile food pairing or refreshing aperitif.
Growing Area: Kirchhalden vineyards in Muenchweier from 45 year-old vines grown on limestone and sandstone
Fermentation: 6 days maceration on the skins then pressed into barrel and stainless steel with 40% of the skins added back in
Aging: Aged on the lees for 10 months
Filtration: Unfined / Unfiltered