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Date Printed: 8/27/2014
S.A. Prum Graacher Himmelreich Spatlese Riesling 2009
S.A. Prum Graacher Himmelreich Spatlese Riesling 2009
(search item no. 109649)
Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 8/27/2014: $25.97

Winemaker's Notes:

The color is a bright, vibrant gold with green reflections. The bouquet is of stone fruit (such as white peaches, apricots), lemon, pineapple. On the palate are stone fruit flavors that round out a full-bodied, balanced, exquisite wine with distinct mineral and flint nuances.

Delicious with lobster, shrimp and spicy Thai-style dishes, as well as blue cheeses, creamy cheeses, apple pie and fresh fruit

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About S.A. Prum:

Founded in 1911 by Sebastian Alois Prüm, family-owned S.A. Prüm has been in the hands of Raimund Prüm, head winemaker and Sebastian's grandson, since 1971 when he assumed full management of the estate. The property has earned a reputation as one of Germany's most successful wineries, internationally acclaimed for its production of superb quality Riesling. The Prüm family has a rich and ancient history in the mid-Mosel, where they have owned vineyards in the towns of Bernkastel, Graach, Wehlen and Zeltingen.

Today, the estate comprises 40 acres of vineyards planted principally with Riesling. Over 15 acres of S.A. Prüm's holdings are located within the famed Wehlener Sonnenuhr ("sundial of Wehlen") domain. Named for the historic and well-recognized sundial painted on an outcrop of slate by a Prüm ancestor back in 1842, the incredibly steep Wehlener Sonnenuhr vineyard is a globally renowned source of what is arguably Germany's finest Riesling. As the name suggests, Wehlener Sonnenuhr, where vines average 80 years and older, benefits from plentiful sunshine – a critical factor in the world's northernmost wine producing country. The soil is comprised of layers of finely decomposed, mineral-rich blue slate that date back approximately 400 million years. Underneath, deep-lying aquifers provide the vines with adequate water during dry periods.