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S.A. Prüm Riesling Beerenauslese Wehlener Sonnenuhr 2006

External Review by Palm Bay International:

The Prüm family has roots in Mosel region of Germany that date back as far as 1156, making it one the country’s preeminent winemaking dynasties. The current estate, now a century old and located in Wehlen in the heart of the Mosel, has been under the direction of Raimund Prum since 1971. Under his leadership and the involvement of his daughter Saskia, the property has become one of the region’s most successful wineries, boasting an international reputation for the production of exquisite Rieslings in a range of styles that satisfy and please every palate. Production Area This estate-bottled, single-vineyard Riesling is produced from grapes grown in the famed gray slate soil of the renowned Wehlener Sonnenuhr which has recently been designated an Erste Lage – or top vineyard site by the VDP. The gray slate soils of the Sonnenuhr (sundial) vineyard have a high tin content which lends minerality to the wines. Ancestor Jodocus Prüm erected the famous sundial in 1842, which became a hallmark for the mid-Mosel area. The soil of this famous domain is comprised of Devonian gray slate, and soft slate with a high tin content, which adds a distinctive, fresh minerality to the wines. This is the best vineyard in the Mosel River, with a southerly aspect. The altitude is between 425-1100 feet, with a steep 60% slope. The mountains’ treeline, rising above the vineyards, blocks cold winds from entering the valley. Grape Varieties 100% Riesling Vinification Perfectly over-ripened, botrytis-affected grapes are individually, hand-selected and harvested late October. Fermentation occurred in stainless steel tanks, then rests in tank before bottling the following March. Color Gold Bouquet Sweet nectarine, apricot and candied peaches Taste Complex fruit aromas carry through onto the palate, where they blend seamlessly with caramel notes and traces of slate, underscored by a bracing acidity Alcohol 8.2% Serving Suggestions Exceptional on its own or paired with pâtés, foie gras and creamy cheeses.

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External Reviews for S.A. Prüm Riesling Beerenauslese Wehlener Sonnenuhr

External Review
Source: Palm Bay International
05/05/2013

The Prüm family has roots in Mosel region of Germany that date back as far as 1156, making it one the country’s preeminent winemaking dynasties. The current estate, now a century old and located in Wehlen in the heart of the Mosel, has been under the direction of Raimund Prum since 1971. Under his leadership and the involvement of his daughter Saskia, the property has become one of the region’s most successful wineries, boasting an international reputation for the production of exquisite Rieslings in a range of styles that satisfy and please every palate. Production Area This estate-bottled, single-vineyard Riesling is produced from grapes grown in the famed gray slate soil of the renowned Wehlener Sonnenuhr which has recently been designated an Erste Lage – or top vineyard site by the VDP. The gray slate soils of the Sonnenuhr (sundial) vineyard have a high tin content which lends minerality to the wines. Ancestor Jodocus Prüm erected the famous sundial in 1842, which became a hallmark for the mid-Mosel area. The soil of this famous domain is comprised of Devonian gray slate, and soft slate with a high tin content, which adds a distinctive, fresh minerality to the wines. This is the best vineyard in the Mosel River, with a southerly aspect. The altitude is between 425-1100 feet, with a steep 60% slope. The mountains’ treeline, rising above the vineyards, blocks cold winds from entering the valley. Grape Varieties 100% Riesling Vinification Perfectly over-ripened, botrytis-affected grapes are individually, hand-selected and harvested late October. Fermentation occurred in stainless steel tanks, then rests in tank before bottling the following March. Color Gold Bouquet Sweet nectarine, apricot and candied peaches Taste Complex fruit aromas carry through onto the palate, where they blend seamlessly with caramel notes and traces of slate, underscored by a bracing acidity Alcohol 8.2% Serving Suggestions Exceptional on its own or paired with pâtés, foie gras and creamy cheeses.



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