100% Riesling, from Mösel, Germany.
ABOUT: The Prüm family’s roots in the Mosel region of Germany date back as far as 1156, making it one the country’s preeminent winemaking dynasties. Their incredible Riesling portfolio reflects traditional winemaking practices with exceptional single vineyard designated wines in every style. Family-owned S.A. Prüm, founded in 1911 by Sebastian Alois Prüm, was in the hands of Raimund Prüm, head winemaker and Sebastian’s grandson, from 1971to 2017. Under Raimund’s leadership the property has earned a reputation as one of the most successful wineries in Germany’s celebrated Mosel wine region. Today his daughter Saskia A. Prüm is taking care of the success of the family business.
VINIFICATION: A selection of grapes from some of the top vineyard sites in Germany’s Mosel region, grown only on steep hills. Grapes are hand harvested in mid-October and undergo a gentle crush. The juice undergoes a slow, cool fermentation in stainless steel tanks, after which it is bottled under Stelvin closure the following March.
TASTING NOTES: Medium lemon in color. On the nose, highly aromatic with peach, orange, lemon, papaya, pineapple and mineral notes. A dry style (trocken), the palate nuances a vibrant and racy tone with layer of tropical, stone and citrus fruit perfectly balanced and precise.
FOOD PAIRING: This Riesling can be enjoyed on its own or with a wide range of foods, ranging from Appetizers, Salads, White Meats like Veal or Pork, Poultry, Seafood dishes, Shellfish, Spicy cuisine, or Cheeses.
Wine Enthusiast 92 pts: "Perfumed, sunny notes of mango, guava and honeydew lend tropical flair to this dry but intensely fruity Riesling. It's svelte and steely on the palate yet hedonistic and thirst quenching too, with a finish that's long and intently mineral. It's ready to drink now, but should hold well through 2025." – Anna Lee C. Ijima