2010 Ürziger Würzgarten Riesling Auslese Fass 40

2010 Ürziger Würzgarten Riesling Auslese Fass 40

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  56ha with mostly extremely steep vineyards of old ungrafted origin.

Grape Varieties

100% Riesling

Style

Sweet

Description

The golden coloured, aged Riesling has a perfume of a perfect Riesling  with notes of ripen peaches and apricots. It tastes fresh and crisp, clean with a 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% by vol.
Acidity: 7.1
Residual Sugar: 73 g/l

Aging Potential

30 years and more

Serving Suggestions

Lovely in combination with light desserts or on its own.