| Joh. Jos. Prüm Graacher Himmelreich Kabinett 750ML 2008|
This is a powerful white. With its aromas of chalk and mineral, and a palate of tart fruit, slate, and dew. This wine has body to spare, firm acidity, and a great finish. While this wine will delight the drinker today, it will develop over the course of 10-15 years, and knock you out with its smoothness, density and complexity.
The Prüm family has lived in the center of the Mittelmosel region for more than 400 years. It was here that Joh. Jos. Prüm established his estate in 1911. The estate has become famous for top-quality Rieslings which are fresh and rich in taste, low in alcohol and are attractive not only when they are young, but possess the capacity to develop their character for decades. Dr. Manfred Prüm has been named Winegrower of the Year in 1996 by Germany’s Gault Millau Wein Guide and Winemaker of the year in 2002 at the International Wine Challenge in London.
Rieslings are great food wines! They are extremely versatile, and work for a variety of dishes. Rieslings work really well with seafood and poultry, cream sauces, sharp cheeses, mild cheeses, asian foods, sushi, polenta, grilled vegetables, in short, just about anything!
Riesling is considered by some to be the world's greatest food wine. The flavor of Riesling tends to vary based on whether or not the wine is made in a sweeter style, or in a drier style. The sweeter rieslings tend to have tropical fruit nuances, as well as flavors of honey, pear and apple. The drier rieslings are still quite fruity, but also have a distinctive minerality, and subtle herbal flavors.