"Wehlener Sonnenuhr" Riesling Trockenbeerenauslese
The Prüm family’s roots in the Mosel region of Germany date back as far as 1156, making it one the country’s preeminent winemaking dynasties. Their incredible Riesling portfolio reflects traditional winemaking practices with exceptional single vineyard designated wines in every style. Family-owned S.A. Prüm, founded in 1911 by Sebastian Alois Prüm, has been in the hands of Raimund Prüm, head winemaker and Sebastian’s grandson, since 1971. Under Raimund’s leadership the property has earned a reputation as one of the most successful wineries in Germany’s celebrated Mosel wine region.TERROIR & VINTAGE NOTES
This estate-bottled, single vineyard Riesling is produced from grapes grown in the famed Wehlener Sonnenuhr vineyard in Germany’s Mosel region. The vines were planted in 1905 and they are ungrafted from original root stocks. The famed Wehlener Sonnenuhr (“sundial of Wehlen”) domain was named for the historic sundial painted on an outcrop of slate by a Prüm ancestor back in 1842. The incredibly steep Wehlener Sonnenuhr vineyard is comprised of layers of finely decomposed, mineral-rich Devonian gray slate. Underneath, deep-lying aquifers provide the vines with adequate water during dry periods.WINEMAKING
100% botrytised grapes underwent a three-stage selection process and were hand-harvested. The juice fermented in stainless steel tanks until March. The resulting wine was refined then bottled under natural cork.TASTING NOTES
Golden color. Highly aromatic, superbly balanced bouquet. A rare wine of exceptional intensity, elegance and finesse, possessing tremendous ageing potential.
Extraordinary with foie gras, blue cheeses, dessert courses or savored on its own.