Riesling Spätlese, Wehlener Sonnenuhr
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
After careful selection, grapes were hand-harvested and are fermented in stainless steel for two months.AGING
The wine underwent six months of aging. Aging capacity is twenty-five years.TASTING NOTES
Golden color. On the nose, ripe fruit, peaches, and apricot, solid, clean and good balance with the notes characteristic of a perfect Riesling. On the palate, great structure with a little lime and citrus. Prominent mineral notes from the gray slate and outstanding vineyard site. Perfect to enjoy as an aperitif or in combination with blue cheeses, or creamy cheeses like fresh goat cheese. An excellent match for terrines, paté, and Asian cuisine. A wine for a special event always with a big presentation effect.