Essence 2021/22, SA Prum, Mosel
Pale gold. Aromatic, with scents of apricot, green apple and white peach. Fresh fruit flavors perfectly balanced by a racy acidity and a lot of mineral character.
The Prüm name has been synonymous with quality wine production in the middle Mosel where the family has been cultivating vineyards since 1156.
The vineyard’s namesake, Sebastian Alois Prüm (1794-1871), owned 17 hectares in the mid 19th century, the largest privately-owned wine estate on the Mosel at the time. His great grandson Raimund (1950 – present), inherited in 1971 and in 2017, passed the estate to his daughter Saskia, a qualified winemaker in the summer of 2017.
Saskia now owns the sonnenuhr (sundial), constructed by her ancestors in 1842, which gives the name to the world famous Wehlener Sonnenuhr vineyard.
Grapes are hand harvested in mid-October and undergo a gentle crush. The juice is fermented with cultured yeasts for several weeks in stainless steel tanks. After certain time of ageing in tank it will be bottled under Stelvin closure to preserve its fresh, youthful and yummy character