Joh Jos Prum Zeltinger Sonnenuhr Spätlese 2007
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.
The Zeltinger has unusually low residual sugar for a spätlese (56.6 grams per liter) in 2007, which means the fruit here is more understated and delicate. But the gorgeous minerality more than makes up for it. This a well-structured wine with the generous acidity that will make it an ideal match for poultry, pan-roasted halibut cheese or spicy Thai dishes.
A more homogeneous site than the larger Wehlener Sonnenuhr. It lies lower than the latter, and benefits from its proximity to the river…The wines can be very elegant. Stephen Brook, in The Wines of Germany
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