FINE+RARE were visited by Raimund Prüm of S.A. Prüm. As well as being the cousin of J.J. Prüm, he is also the owner of the very best plot in Wehlener Sonnenuhr. And we are delighted offer a very special wine from this plot: S.A. Prüm Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Herztrauben Spätlese at £120 per 6 in bond.
The Prüm’s history can be traced back 800 years. In the early 20th century ownership was divided between the Prüm’s children. J J and S A Prüm were the only two to continue making wine. J.J. focussed on export, while S.A. focussed on the German market, hence why S.A. Prüm is less well known outside Germany.
This wine comes from one of the oldest parts of Wehlener Sonnenuhr, the Sun Dial vineyard, with an average vine age of 80 years. This steep vineyard is one of the finest in the Mosel Valley and produces some of the region's most iconic wines.
While picking the grapes for the Kabinett, four solitary grapes are left on each vine. For two weeks the vines concentrate the entire effort on ripening those lonely grapes, causing them to eventually reach an extraordinary level of concentration. They are then picked by hand, anything imperfect is discarded, and a miniscule quantity of this wine is made from what remains.
The care, attention and provenance that go into this wine make it a remarkable find at this price.
WHAT ARE 'IMMEDIATE' WINES?
These are immediately available wines are held in our temperature-controlled cellars at London City Bond. These listings are predominantly comprised from private collectors who sell through our marketplace. All immediately available stock is ready for delivery once payment has been settled. We offer next day delivery to all London addresses, so long as payment has been settled by midday. For other UK addresses delivery is typically within one week. Please email our Customer Services Team, who will provide an accurate date and time for delivery.
All of the wines have been rigorously checked by our warehouse staff and condition reports, including photographs, are available on request.
Please note, if your order contains 'immediate' and 'marketplace' wines, these will be delivered together.
WHAT ARE 'MARKETPLACE' WINES?
The majority of the wines we list are sourced from the market. This includes direct from growers, exclusive distributors and agents and European Trade stockholders.
The typical lead time for consolidation, shipping and arrival into our cellars from confirmed order is approximately 6 to 8 weeks.