Definition of Müller-Thurgau in English:



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

    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Müller-Thurgau grapes produce smooth, low-acid, medium-sweet white wines with a hint of Muscat character.’
    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.’
      • ‘An off-dry blend of Seyval Blanc, Müller-Thurgau, Reichensteiner and Schönburger showing fresh, floral characters and zesty acidity.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Quick to mature, Müller-Thurgau is not interested in collecting dust in your cellar: drink while still young.’
      • ‘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!’


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



/ˌmʊləˈtʊəɡaʊ//German ˌmʏlɐˈtuːɐɡaʊ/