This wine is Friuli meets Dresden, filtered through the granite soils here. The wine is 80% Müller-Thurgau with the rest Morio Muskat; the wine saw nearly five weeks on the skins. And while this is most certainly an orange wine, it is finely structured, the tannins compact and somehow pulverized-feeling. Notes of deep melon, orange skin and dried herbs wash across the palate, along with a dense mineral core.
Here, the Marquis is given the shorthand name of the two grapes used in the cuvee: "Mo" for the "Morio" and "Mue" for the "Müller-Thurgau" - in German the "ue" is a way of indicating the umlaut over the "u."
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