2006 Dr. F. Weins-Prüm Estate Riesling Mosel

“Lemon oil, wet stone, metal, clay, the tropics.”

2006 Dr. F. Weins-Prüm Estate Riesling Mosel
The Joh. Jos. Prüm estate was divided in 1924, when Anna Prüm and her husband, Dr. F. Weins, inherited a portion and launched their own production under the Dr. F. Weins-Prüm label. The house makes only about three thousand cases per year, a thousand of which go into this Estate bottling, while the rest takes the form of vineyard designates. Soils are mostly slate, which you can readily sense in the wines.

I purchased this bottle at retail and cellared it, and while I couldn’t find a vintage tech sheet, it’s halbtrocken, “half dry.” The 2012 (for which I could find data) had about 25 g/L of RS, and that seems about right, here, too. The wine’s scent mingles lemon oil, wet stone, metal, clay, the tropics. Gleaming and satin-textured, its sugar sweetly carries along abundant yellow fruits. But it has a steely, cooling mid-section, so the overall impression is like holding a nickel in your mouth while drinking pineapple juice muddled with peach nectar.

The current vintage retails for less than $20, making cellaring a few bottles an easy option. Try it.

11.5% abv | About $17 (current release) Imported by Cellars International




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