Riesling Kabinett, Wehlen Sonnenuhr
Mosel (V.D.P. Grosse Lage)
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, was in the hands of Raimund Prüm, head winemaker and Sebastian’s grandson, from 1971to 2017. Under Raimund’s leadership the property has earned a reputation as one of the most successful wineries in Germany’s celebrated Mosel wine region. Today his daughter Saskia A. Prüm is taking care of the success of the family business.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
Hand selected fully-ripened, grapes were hand-harvested on September 19, 2018. A cold maceration of 8 hours was followed by four months of fermentation in stainless steel tanks. No malolactic fermentation. The wine rested 6 months in contact with the lees.TASTING NOTES
Highly perfumed nose with notes of ripe peaches and apricots. The palate is fresh and crisp, clean with precise balance, underscored by nuances of minerals and slate.
Lovely in combination with seafood or white meats as veal and poultry. Also pairs well with Asian cuisine, light dishes and smoked seafood plates.