2007 Wehlener Sonnenuhr Devon Riesling Kabinett

2007 Wehlener Sonnenuhr Devon Riesling Kabinett

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

The soil of this famous domain, which has recently been designated an Erste Lage – or top vineyard site by the VDP -. is comprised of Devonian gray slate, and soft slate with a high tin content, which adds a distinctive, fresh minerality to the wines. This is one of the best vineyard in the Mosel River, with a southerly aspect. The altitude is between 130-330 meters, with a steep 60% slope. The mountains’ treeline, rising above the vineyards, blocks cold winds from entering the valley.

Grape Varieties

100% Riesling

Style

Dry

Description

The bright gold wine develops flavors of lemon and peach against a mineral backdrop and stays fresh and fruity on the bouquet.

Vinification

Selected grapes are hand-harvested in mid October and, following de-stemming and six hours of skin contact, ferment for nine weeks in stainless steel tanks. The resulting wine is bottled under Stelvin closure.

Analysis

Alcohol: 9.5% by vol.
Acidity: 7.1
Residual Sugar: 40.0 g/l

Aging Potential

20-30 years and more

Serving Suggestions

Well-matched with salads, seafood and light meat dishes.