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2010 Joh. Jos. Prüm Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Auslese Goldkapsel #16, 1.5ltr

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July 5, 2020 - $221

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RATINGS

98Vinous / IWC

Rich, smoky aromas of dried apricot, baked apple and white raisins. Sumptuous papaya fruit texture with the weight of honey-glazed botrytis is elevated by an ethereal minerality. Complex brown spices on the impressively long finish...

95The Wine Advocate

... reveals at once implosive density as well as explosive cut and searing intensity... Yellow cherry and kirsch distillate; fresh lemon and apple are laced with piquant apple pip, walnut, vanilla, and lemon zest.

95Wine Spectator

Ripe, rich and voluptuous, with loads of peach, apricot and mango flavors that feature lots of honey cream and spice notes. The plush finish is a mouthwatering mix of honeydew melon and dried mango. Very well-balanced and seductive.

REGION

Germany, Mosel-Saar-Ruwer

Mosel-Saar-Ruwer is Germany’s most prestigious wine region and it is comprised of the vineyards surrounding the Mosel River and its tributaries, the Saar and Ruwer. This region is the northernmost of Germany’s primary viticultural areas, located on the western edge of Germany just above the northeast corner of France. Internationally Mosel Rieslings are considered among the finest white wines in the world. In Germany and elsewhere, the region’s name is often shortened simply to Mosel, and in fact since 2007 Mosel has been the formal name of the region for viticultural purposes. The references to Saar and Ruwer were dropped for ease of marketing. The distinctively crisp, mineral tasting, acidic Rieslings produced in Mosel are attributed partly to the region’s slate soils and extremely vertiginous vineyards. Many vineyards are on 60 to 80 percent cent inclines along the three rivers. Riesling grapes represent more than half of all the grapes grown in Mosel, followed by Muller-Thurgau, a white wine grape related to Riesling, and Elbling, an indigenous white wine grape often used for sparkling wines.

TYPE

White Wine, Riesling, Auslese

This white variety originated in Germany. It’s known for its strong flowery aromas and high acidity. Please note Rieslings can have dramatic differences as the grape can be used to make dry, semi-sweet, sweet and sparkling wines.