Müller Thurgau vine was born in 1882 from a cross between Riesling Renano, a German aromatic grape originally from the Rhine valley, and the unknown Madeleine Royale, a vine of French origin whose grapes are used as an ornamental or table fruit.
The vine name reflects the identity and origin of its creator: the winemaker who operated the cross was in fact the professor Hermann Müller, born in the canton of Thurgau, in Switzerland.
Müller Thurgau has found its ideal habitat in Trentino-Alto Adige, mainly in Cembra Valley, but also in Adige Valley and in the Isarco Valley, where the alpine climate is ideal for its full development. The main denominations are:
- Alto Adige Müller Thurgau DOC
- Trentino Müller Thurgau DOC
- Vigneti delle Dolomiti Müller Thurgau IGT