2006 Ürziger Würzgarten Riesling Auslese Fass 10

2006 Ürziger Würzgarten Riesling Auslese Fass 10

S.A Prüm is a family-owned wine estate nestled on the banks of Germany’s serene Mosel River, at the heart of the country’s celebrated Mosel growing region. Here, the Prüm family has cultivated vines for over 200 years. The estate has been in the hands of Raimund Prüm, owner and winemaker, since 1971 when he assumed full management. Under his leadership, the property has become one of the region’s most successful wineries, boasting an international reputation for the production of exquisite Rieslings.

Production Area

This estate-bottled, single vineyard Riesling is produced from grapes grown in the famed Ürziger Würzgarten vineyard in Germany’s Mosel-Saar-Ruwer region. At vintage 2006 the winery S. A. Prüm presents for the first time a wine of this vineyard. The Würzgarten has a unique soil of red slate and ‘Rotliegendes’ a red soil of volcanic origin. The wines of this vineyard have an exotic and herbal tasting with a special deepness. The side has around 56 hectares with mostly extremely steep vineyards of old ungrafted origin.

Grape Varieties

100% Riesling

Style

Sweet – fresh and crisp.

Description

Color: Gold
Bouquet: Perfume of a perfect Riesling with notes of ripen peaches and apricots.
Taste: Fresh and crisp, clean and good balance, underscored by nuances of mineral and slate.

Vinification

Carefully selected fully-ripened, botrytis-touched grapes were hand-harvested on October 14, 2005. Following a period of maceration on the skins and five weeks of fermentation, the wine was aged for 7 months in stainless steel. The wine was then bottled under natural cork .

Analysis

Alcohol: 9.0% by vol.
Acidity: 7.1
Residual Sugar: 73.0 g/l

Aging Potential

30 years and more.

Serving Suggestions

Lovely in combination with light desserts. Enjoy a glass of the wine with a good book.