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.
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.
QbA – semi-sweet
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.
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.
Alcohol: 11% by vol.
Residual Sugar: 20.7 g/l
Up to 5 years
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.
2012 Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Spätlese Grosse Lage
Ripe fruit, peaches and apricot, solid, clean and good balance with the notes characteristic of a perfect Riesling. Taste: Great structure with a little lime and citrus. Prominent mineral notes from the gray slate and outstanding vineyard site.
Perfect to enjoy as an aperitif or in combination with blue cheeses, or creamy cheeses like fresh goat cheese. An excellent match for terrines, pate, and Asian cuisine. A wine for a special event always with a big presentation effect.
2012 Wehlener Sonnenuhr Alte Reben (‘Old Vines’) Spätlese
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.
A dry, full bodied, and precise example of Grand Cru Riesling with concentrated flavours of stone fruit, honeyed and mineral notes.
2010 Ürziger Würzgarten Riesling Auslese Fass 40
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.
Lovely in combination with light desserts or on its own.
2006 Ürziger Würzgarten Riesling Auslese Fass 10
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 .
Lovely in combination with light desserts. Enjoy a glass of the wine with a good book.