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Date Printed: 12/27/2014
S.A. Prum Wehlener Sonnenuhr Kabinett Riesling 2004
S.A. Prum Wehlener Sonnenuhr Kabinett Riesling 2004
(search item no. 88697)
Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 12/27/2014: $19.29

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2007 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Production Area
This estate-bottled, single-vineyard Riesling is produced from grapes grown in the famed Wehlener Sonnenuhr vineyard in Germany's Mosel-Saar-Ruwer region.

Vinification
Select grapes were hand-harvested in late October and, following de-stemming and six hours of skin contact, fermented for nine weeks in stainless steel tanks. The resulting wine was bottled under natural cork

Color
Bright gold

Bouquet
Fresh and pleasantly fruity

Taste
Flavors of lemon and peach against a mineral backdrop

Serving Suggestions
Well-matched with salads, seafood and light veal dishes

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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.