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Egon Müller-Scharzhof

The historically significant winery is located in the community Wiltingen (Saar area) in the German wine-growing region Moselle, The origin goes back to a donation to the monastery of St. Mary in the year 700. The monastery operated in the wake of viticulture in the area of ​​today's famous location Scharzhofberg. In 1037, the core area of ​​today's Scharzhof is confirmed as a deed in a document. In the goods list of the monastery the name "Scharz" is first mentioned in 1340. After the secularization under Napoleon (1769-1821) the estate was auctioned in 1797. By marriage, part of it came in 1837 in the possession of Felix Müller (1810-1888). Under his son Egon Muller I (1853-1932) it was owned by the family alone, this brought the estate in the following years to great success and reputation with successful participation in world exhibitions.

His grandson Egon Müller III. (1919-2001) handed over in 1991 to his son Egon Müller IV, who now runs the company in the fifth generation of the family. With the year 2000, the new cellar master Stefan Fobian replaced Horst Frank, who had been successful in the Scharzhof for decades. The vineyards cover a total of 16 hectares of vineyards in the famous eponymous location Scharzhofberg (7 ha), in the sole ownership Brown Kupp (4 ha) as well as able Kupp, It almost exclusively becomes the variety Riesling cultivated (95%).

Egon Müller-Scharzhof - winery building and vineyards

The vintage takes place according to the ripeness of the grapes in several tranches, which are vinified and bottled separately. There are only residual sweet wines up Trockenbeerenauslese and Eiswein generated. Five to six different readings in a year are not uncommon. The expansion takes place in principle in large wooden barrels. The top wines of the house carry a golden one capsule (formerly the label contained "finest selection"). The Rieslings are among the best and most expensive wines in the world and achieve Auctions Record prices. At the VDP wine auction 2011 in Kloster Eberbach scored a 1999 Scharzhofberger TBA 6,433 euros. Already in 1954, the winery "Le Gallais" was taken over in Wiltingen. The wines from the location Brown Kupp are marketed under this label. With the winery "Kastel Belá" of Baron Ullmann in the south of the Slovakia There is a joint venture near the Hungarian border where dry Rieslings are produced. The winery is a member of VDP (Verband deutscher Prädikatsweingüter), as well as at the renowned association PFV (Primum Familiae Vini).

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