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Joh. Jos. Prüm

Riesling Spätlese Graacher Himmelreich Joh. Jos. Prüm Mosel 2001

German Whites Collection by Philglas & Swiggot

  • Size: 750ml
  • Vintage: 2001
  • ABV: 8,5%
  • Origin: Mosel/Germany
  • Grapes: Riesling

Description

JJ Prüm is without question one of the finest estates in the Mosel. Founded by Johann Josef Prüm in 1911, the winery rapidly built a reputation for its racy, pure expressions of Riesling grown on these extraordinarily steep, slate slopes in the heart of the Mosel. Today the estate is run by Katharina, who watches over there 13.5 hectares of vines (including some rare ungrafted vines).

The family’s holdings include many of the Mittelmosel’s most famous sites: Wehlener Sonnenuhr, Zeltinger Sonnenuhr, Graacher Himmelreich, Graacher Domprobst, Bernkasteler Lay, Bernkasteler Badstube and Bernkasteler Bratenhöfchen. Yields are low, with the harvest often stretching to late November. The winemaking is meticulous and the wines are known for their purity of fruit as well as their distinctive mineral character.

'Pale green. Earthier and more open nose. Juicy, open, somewhat floral nose. Limy. Quite open, without the race of the Wehlener Sonnenuhr.' 17 pts, Jancis Robinson MW, tasted 2003

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