Definition of Müller-Thurgau in English:



mass noun
  • 1A variety of white grape used for making wine, developed as a cross between the Sylvaner and the Riesling vines.

    • ‘Müller-Thurgau grapes produce smooth, low-acid, medium-sweet white wines with a hint of Muscat character.’
    • ‘The Müller-Thurgau, or Rivaner, is the second most widely planted grape in Germany and accounts for about a fifth of the total vineyard area.’
    1. 1.1 A wine made from the Müller-Thurgau grape.
      • ‘Before Posert arrived at Chateau Benoit, most all of the Müller-Thurgau bottled there was consumed in Oregon.’
      • ‘In order to honour Müller-Thurgau in the way we think it deserves it, we have organised the International Müller-Thurgau Competition for the third time this year.’
      • ‘This Müller-Thurgau from the foot of Mount Tschöggel in the Südtirol region of Northern Italy delivers so much more than just its share of (ü) mlauts!’
      • ‘An off-dry blend of Seyval Blanc, Müller-Thurgau, Reichensteiner and Schönburger showing fresh, floral characters and zesty acidity.’
      • ‘Quick to mature, Müller-Thurgau is not interested in collecting dust in your cellar: drink while still young.’


Named after Hermann Müller (1850–1927), Swiss viniculturist + Thurgau, the name of the Swiss canton where he was born.