2014 Essence Riesling

2014 Essence Riesling

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 QbA 100% Riesling comes from a selection of grapes from some of the top vineyard sites in Germany’s middle Mosel region. With slopes up to 70% grade, machines are impossible so everything is by hand. Harvesters work like climbing Sherpas to collect the grapes.

Grape Varieties

100% Riesling

Style

QbA – semi-sweet

Description

A smooth, aromatic, classic Mosel Riesling with scents of apricot and peach. The fresh fruit flavors of pineapple and apricot are perfectly balanced by a racy acidity and mineral character. It rejuvenates like an Italian Espresso when served ice-cold, and it also should be drunk like one: fast and on a summery terrace, preferably with oysters or a spicy aperitif.

Vinification

Grapes are hand harvested in mid-October and undergo a gentle crush. The juice is fermented for four weeks in stainless steel tanks then bottled under Stelvin closure to preserve its fresh, youthful character.

Analysis

Alcohol: 11% by vol.
Acidity: 8
Residual Sugar: 20.7 g/l

Aging Potential

Up to 5 years

Serving Suggestions

Enjoy on its own or with a range of light appetizers and seafood dishes, perfect with Asian cuisine and all styles of spicy food. The ideal summer wine.