Riesling, Wehlener Sonnenuhr Dry - Old Vines GG

S.A. Prüm

APPELLATION

Mosel

GRAPE VARIETIES

100% Riesling

WINEMAKERS

Raimund Prum
Saskia Prum

TECHNICAL DATA

Alcohol
12.0%

2020

90POINTS

JamesSuckling.com
SEPTEMBER 2021
2020

91POINTS

Wine Advocate
SEPTEMBER 2021
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, 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 age of the old vines goes back to 80–100 years and they are ungraphted 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

Selected grapes were hand-harvested in late October and, following destemming and six hours of skin contact, the wine fermented until August the following year in stainless steel tanks and then was aged in old wooden barrels for almost two years. The resulting wine was bottled under natural cork. The aging potential is 15+ years.

TASTING NOTES

On the nose, apricot and minerals, clean and good balance with the notes characteristic of a dry Riesling. A dry, full bodied palate, and structured wine with depth, concentrated stone fruit and minerality. Well-matched with games like wild boar, venison, pork or beef as well as rich seafood dishes. Decanting this wine for an hour is recommended and serving at 55◦ F.

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