Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Kabinett, J.J. Prüm

Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Kabinett, J.J. Prüm - 2020

Item # 26182 750mL
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Tasting Notes

Illustrious and iconic, the vines in Prüm's Sonnenuhr (sundial) vineyard opposite the town of Wehlen are most-often associated with his estate. This Riesling grows happily in blue-slate soils, along precipitiously steep, rugged slopes. These craggy rocks produce wines, that, in the hands of a master, transcend expectations. Luminous apricot fruit whipped with slate stone minerality, combine on an off-dry, expressive palate. This is a stylish wine for the serious Riesling collector. From an excellent vintage.

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About the Producer

Bernkastel-Wehlen, Mittel Mosel, Germany From Johann Josef to Sebastian to Manfred (and in the coming years, to Katharina), the hereditary line of Prüms at this estate is straight and strong. Why is J.J. Prüm still the most famous name in German wine after a hundred years? Partly because their light and racy wines epitomize the region. Partly too because they possess several incredible vineyard...

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