Joh Jos Prum Zeltinger Sonnenuhr Auslese 2013
The Mosel River Valley is probably the most famous and arguably the most admired wine region of Germany. In its wider sense, it includes the adjacent Saar and Rüwer (hence Mosel-Saar-Rüwer), both tributaries of the Mosel River, however it is the middle Mosel (mittelmosel), in particular between and including the towns of Bernkastel-Kues and Erden that the most brilliant wines tend to be produced. Berkastel, Grach, Wehlen, and Zeltingen are some of the most famous wine towns here. All of the vineyards of J.J. Prüm are located within this prestigious strip. The Prüm family history in the Mosel dates back as early as 1156! However Johann Josef Prüm (1873 - 1944), founded the J.J. Prüm estate in 1911.
An intensely smoky, steely, mineral, rocky wine – classic Zeltinger then - with nettle, black plum, and red apple skin notes as well. Super tightly wound. Will live for ever but honestly, needs six months to unwind. So much density, extract, acidity and structure! “Under-ripe herbal and green apple flavors on the cool nose of the 2013 Zeltinger Sonnenuhr Auslese intermix with stony, gravelly as well as lemon aromas. Sweet and well concentrated on the palate but piquant and provided with green apple flavors the 7.5% Auslese from 2013 is much less juicy and lush than in 2012 but very stimulating and mouth-cleaning. This will always be a quaffable drinking wine with a firm structure.” Rating: 93 points, Stephan Reinhardt, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
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