R. Prüm "Essence" Riesling

S.A. Prüm

APPELLATION

Mosel

GRAPE VARIETIES

100% Riesling

WINEMAKERS

Raimund Prum
Saskia Prum

TECHNICAL DATA

Alcohol
10.5%

2017

88POINTS

Wine Enthusiast
FEBRUARY 2019
BACKGROUND

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

The estate comprises 40 acres of vineyards planted principally with Riesling. Over 15 acres of S.A. Prüm’s holdings are located within the famed Wehlener Sonnenuhr (“sundial of Wehlen”) domain. 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 a renowned source of what is arguably Germany’s finest Riesling. Here vines average 80 years and older and benefit from plentiful sunshine – a critical factor in the world’s northernmost wine producing country. The soil is comprised of layers of finely decomposed, mineral-rich slate. Underneath, deep-lying aquifers provide the vines with adequate water during dry periods.

WINEMAKING

Grapes are hand harvested in mid-October and undergo a gentle crush. The juice is fermented for four weeks in stainless steel tanks then bottled under Stelvin closure to preserve its character.

TASTING NOTES

Pale gold in color. On the nose, aromatic, with scents of apricot and peach. On the palate, fresh fruit flavors of pineapple and apricot are perfectly balanced by a racy acidity and mineral character. Enjoy on its own or with a range of light appetizers and seafood dishes.

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S.A. Prüm Portfolio

Riesling Spätlese, Wehlener Sonnenuhr
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"Wehlener Sonnenuhr" Riesling Trockenbeerenauslese
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R. Prüm "Essence" Riesling
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Riesling, Graacher Dompropst, Dry - Old Vines GG
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"Graacher Himmelreich" Riesling Eiswein
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R. Prüm "Luminance" Riesling Dry
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R. Prüm Pinot Noir Rosé
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Prüm "Blue" Riesling Kabinett
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Riesling Kabinett, Ürziger Würzgarten
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Riesling Auslese, Wehlener Sonnenuhr
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"Wehlener Sonnenuhr" Riesling Beerenauslese
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Riesling Kabinett, Wehlener Sonnenuhr
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Riesling, Wehlener Sonnenuhr Dry - Old Vines GG
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