2007 Studert Prum Graacher Himmelreich Riesling Spatlese
"Opulent, with honey, spice and lime-tinged flavors matched to a creamy texture. Turns drier and leaner on the mineral and spice aftertaste. Needs time to relax. Best from 2012 through 2030. 500 cases made." -90 Points - Wine Spectator
"Our Riesling vineyards are planted on very steeply inclined slopes. facing South and well secluded in the deep-cut Mosel valley. The soil is formed from erode slate, intermingled with blue and black slate stone which warms quickly. An optimal micro-climate has evolved for Riesling with the slate retaining the day`s heat for cool nights and the Mosel river acting as a reservoir for warmth and moisture."
"It is only under these special conditions that the noblest varietal can unfold its full potential. Nowhere else can offer these conditions to produce wines of healthy low alcohol content coupled with layers of mineral extracts, freshness, fine fruit, elegant balance and crisp acidity. For centuries our sites in the vineyards have been classified as best vineyards on the Mosel. Even today, 80% of our vineyards are planted with original ungrafted Riesling root-stock." -Winemaker
"Our wine estate on the Mosel, rich in tradition, is situated in the famous village of Wehlen, neighboring to Bernkastel. The Studert family has been cultivating vines here since 1581, today in the 12th generation. In 1805, vineyards which officially date back to 1256 and the estate house belonging to the St. Maximin Abbey in Wehlen, the "Maximinhof", were purchased in adition."
"Since the joining of the estates Stephan Studert and Peter Prum (S.A.Prum-Erben), the estate is named "Studert-Prum, Maximinhof". The estate is today managed by the wine-makers Gerhard and Stephan Studert, both having studied viticulture, and is a member of the prestigious V.D.P. (association of predicate wine estates)" -Winery