2012 Graacher Domprobst Riesling Kabinett
For centuries, wine-growing has been tradition in the Prüm family and Weins-Prüm produces some of the finest. The Weins Prüm estate is nestled on the steepest banks of Germany’s serene Mosel River, at the heart of the country’s celebrated Mosel growing region. In 1911, the owner Mathias-Prüm divided the land among his children. The youngest daughter Anna Maria married Dr. Francis wine. Their grandson is the present owner, Bert Selbach. 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. The winery is a founding member of the elite VDP (Association of German VDP).
The Mosel-Saar-Ruwer, or Mosel, is legendary for its Rieslings — there is nothing quite like them in the world. Most of the vineyards in this region are on extremely steep slopes, some as high as 70 degrees. The combination between the very cool growing climate and the excellent exposure of these sloping vineyards produces wines that retain their delicacy and razor-like acidity, even when harvested late.
Bright, finely detailed and expressive, this white exhibits lime, apple and slate aromas and flavours on a delicate frame. Ending with a refreshing finish.
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.
Alcohol: 8.12% by vol.
Residual Sugar: 70.9 g/l
Well-matched with salads, seafood and light meat dishes.
2012 Graacher Domprobst Riesling Spätlese
It is fragrant, with a classic Riesling nose of lime, peach, blossom and stony minerals, with a hint of petrol. A fine beam of acidity runs through ripe apple and stone fruit flavors on the palate.
Perfect to enjoy as an aperitif or with seafood. This is a special wine that can be enjoyed with complex and flavorful dishes.