Thursday, September 25, 2014

2007 Muscat, André Rohrer

Mittelbergheim is one of France's most beautiful villages, situated on a south-facing slope just south of the town of Barr. In the village there are producers with completely different style; Gilg makes wines with volume and a little sweetness, Rietsch is experimenting with natural wines, Rieffel does strictly classical wines, while André Rohrer makes wines that are dry. Very dry!

2007 Muscat from André Rohrer in Mittelbergheim has a bright greenish-yellow color. The scent is fresh, complex and intense with lemon, mint candies, wet gravel and orange flowers. The flavor is barely medium-bodied and bone dry with wonderfully ripe fruit, pure fine acids, a slight astringency and the long finish is supported by an absolutely pure acidity. Who says that Muscat does not gain from cellaring? Price (2008): € 5.


Anonymous said...

You don't seem to agree with the opinion that dry Muscat is a DYA wine - "drink youngest available". Would you go so far as to generally recommend cellaring Muscat, or are you just saying not to worry if a bottle is forgotten in the cellar for a couple of years?

alsace-wine said...

I think that with any wine, it is rewarding to drink them over some years to learn from how they develop. Young Muscat is always pleasant but Muscats such as Marnes Vertes from Etienne Loew, GC Pfersigberg from Bruno Sorg or GC Froehn from Becker certainly will always age to something interesting.

But to anser to your remark, "not to worry if a bottle is forgotten in the cellar for a couple of years" is a very good way expressing my general opinon.