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Joh. Jos. Prum Zeltinger Sonnenuhr Auslese Gold Capsule 2010

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The quality is very promising, but the amount of Kabinett and Spätlese will be quite limited. The focus of this vintage will be Auslese and Auslese Goldcapsule, crowned by some BAs and TBAs at the top. Spring started slowly, with budbreak in late April, when temperatures finally went up. Mid-June brought the "Schafskälte" (sheep's chill), which caused an extension of the flowering period and resulted in uneven sizes of berries within a cluster. Summer was perfect, but September and early October were cool and definitely more humid. We waited to harvest, starting on October 15 and finishing on November 9. The grapes had achieved good ripeness levels, with the unusual combination of high must weights and high acidity levels.

Region: Germany

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Winery: Joh. Jos. Prüm
Varietal: Riesling
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Joh. Jos. Prüm:
J.J. Prüm is a member of the Großer Ring Verband Deutscher Prädikats- und Qualitätsweingüter. The estate has 14 acres of holdings in the Wehlener Sonnenuhr, Graacher Himmelreich, Bernkasteler Lay, Bernkasteler Badstube and Zeltinger Sonnenuhr vineyards. Only Riesling is grown and harvested at these sites. The most important of these sites are Wehlener Sonnenuhr and G... Read more
J.J. Prüm is a member of the Großer Ring Verband Deutscher Prädikats- und Qualitätsweingüter. The estate has 14 acres of holdings in the Wehlener Sonnenuhr, Graacher Himmelreich, Bernkasteler Lay, Bernkasteler Badstube and Zeltinger Sonnenuhr vineyards. Only Riesling is grown and harvested at these sites. The most important of these sites are Wehlener Sonnenuhr and Graacher Himmelreich, in terms of both quantity and quality for the winery. Seventy percent of the vines are ungrafted. Depending on the vintage, the average annual production is 10,000 to 13,000 cases of wine. Stuart Pigott says of J.J. Prum that "since the early 1920's its wines have been among Germany’s best Rieslings with the Mosel’s vivacious aroma and racy elegance in its highest form". Wine writer Stephen Brook says that "The wines, whether a modest Kabinett or an opulent Beerenauslese, are the epitome of filigree elegance: light in body but intense in flavour, exquisitely balanced and precisely tuned, and capable of the most extra-ordinary longevity".  Read less

The quality is very promising, but the amount of Kabinett and Spätlese will be quite limited. The focus of this vintage will be Auslese and Auslese Goldcapsule, crowned by some BAs and TBAs at the top. Spring started slowly, with budbreak in late April, when temperatures finally went up. Mid-June brought the "Schafskälte" (sheep's chill), which caused an extension of the flowering period and resulted in uneven sizes of berries within a cluster. Summer was perfect, but September and early October were cool and definitely more humid. We waited to harvest, starting on October 15 and finishing on November 9. The grapes had achieved good ripeness levels, with the unusual combination of high must weights and high acidity levels.

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