Definition: Müller-Thurgau is a white wine grape that was thought to be a cross between a Riesling and Sylvaner grape. That theory is now under closer inspection with the advent of genetic testing and now there is decent evidence that the Müller-Thurgau grape is actually a hybrid of a Riesling and Gutedel grape. Müller-Thurgau was developed in Germany towards the later part of the 19th century and is the namesake of the man given credit for the cross. It has a reputation for being an early ripening grape that can handle a good bit of climate variation.
Pronunciation: Muller Toor-gow