Graacher Himmelreich Riesling Eiswein 2004
Graacher Himmelreich Riesling Eiswein 2002 - 94 points, Wine Enthusiast Online/ Layers of sweet mango, pineapple and citrus fruits are beautifully balanced on a razor’s edge of bright acidity. Hints of apricot add complexity to the aromas, while the finish extends for what seems like minutes.Add winemaker's notes
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Graacher Himmelreich Riesling Eiswein 2002 - 94 points, Wine Enthusiast Online/ Layers of sweet mango, pineapple and citrus fruits are beautifully balanced on a razor’s edge of bright acidity. Hints of apricot add complexity to the aromas, while the finish extends for what seems like minutes.
Best Wines Tasted in 2005/ Deep gold hued, with intense aromas of tropical fruit and honey and well-balanced acidity, these are legendary wines from an outstanding vintage.
/ Harvested during deep frost in late November and pressed while still frozen, the natural high concentrated level of sugar and a 17.5% level of acidity meld with finesse. Gorgeous aromas develop in the mouth with hints of peach, pineapple, mango and tropical fruit with citrus overtones. Beautifully structured this golden nectar stand up to foods sweet and savory. The production is small: 330 liters yield a mere 825 375 mL bottles.
/ Sweet and bracingly tart at the same time, with racy acidity framing sweet orange and lime flavors. Flourishes of bergamot and cinnamon add complexity on the nose and reprise on the long finish.
/ Honey and botrytis nose with a very good balance, great acidity and sweetness.
News & Notes/ eiswein angst To produce eiswein, Germany's luscious dessert wine, grapes must freeze on the vine. But warm winters in '05 and '06 prevented a harvest, alarming winemakers already worried about climate change. To taste one, try the 2001 S.A. Prum Graacher Himmelreich Eiswein.
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-Saar-Ruwer 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 prestigious Graacher Himmelreich vineyard which is a designated Erste Lage site by the VDP. This vineyard has 60- to 70-year old vines which are ungrafted and reach up to 50’ deep. The icewine comes from the highest part of the vineyard which is cooler and drier. Grape Varieties 100% Riesling Vinification Grapes for Eiswein were harvested during deep frost, in the early morning hours of December 14, 2001, and pressed while still frozen. The naturally high, concentrated levels of sugar and acidity were carefully preserved during the six week fermentation process. The resulting wine was aged in stainless steel and bottled under natural cork. Color Gold Bouquet Gorgeous aromas of peach, pineapple and mango with citrus and lime overtones Taste Harmonious and beautifully structured, showing concentration and finesse Alcohol 7.5% Serving Suggestions A rare wine to enjoy for sheer pleasure. Also outstanding with a variety of desserts.