2012 Wehlener Sonnenuhr Alte Reben Spätlese

2012 Wehlener Sonnenuhr Alte Reben Spätlese

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  Wehlener Sonnenuhr vineyard which has recently been designated an Erste Lage – or  top vineyard site by the VDP. The steep, south slopes are one of the top vineyards of the  Mosel region. Devon slate and the light soil create a special and unique flavour in the  wines with high minerals and lean style.

Grape Varieties

100% Riesling

Style

Off Dry

Description

Color: Medium Gold
Bouquet: Stone fruit and citrus notes with a touch of petrol.
Taste: A dry, full bodied, and precise example of Grand Cru Riesling with  concentrated flavours of stone fruit, honeyed and mineral notes.

Vinification

Grapes grow on deep, 80 to 120 year old original rootstocks, and always produce the most expressive wine characteristics since they extract high minerality from  the slate soils. After careful selection, grapes are hand-harvested and are fermented in  stainless steel for two months, followed by one year of ageing in 50 to 60 year old oak.

Analysis

Alcohol: 11% by vol.
Acidity: 6.5
Residual Sugar: 20.7 g/l

Aging Potential

30 years

Serving Suggestions

It is a perfect match for spicy cuisine, fruits, aged cheeses  and desserts with dairy, citrus or nuts. Perfect to enjoy as an aperitif or with seafood. This  is a special wine that can be enjoyed with complex and flavourful dishes.