Hermann Muller

Definition - What does Hermann Muller mean?

Herman Müller (October 21, 1850 – January 18, 1927) is a Swiss viticulturist and botanist who was responsible for creating a white wine grape varietal that was most popular in Germany. The variety Müller-Thurgau is titled after Mûller himself and its region of origin and is known as being a lower quality, dry white wine that has a bland taste.

WineFrog explains Hermann Muller

The Müller-Thurgeau variety was created in 1882 when Dr. Herman Müller was working at the Geisenheim Institute for Grape Breeding. He was attempting to cross Reisling with Silvaner grapes and created a new white wine that has had a large historical influence on German winemaking. The varietal that Herman created was not known for high quality but helped the failing German economy post-war after WWII. It was an easy varietal to cultivate/produce and was Germany’s most popular white wine until the 1980’s when they started to manufacture different higher quality varietals.

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