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2019 Joh. Jos. Prüm Bernkasteler Lay Riesling Auslese #15

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November 28, 2021 - $44

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RATINGS

98James Suckling

What a beauty this is! Delicate mangosteen and red-berry nose with a hint of tropical herbs. Concentrated, racy and very focused, this is a Mosel Auslese masterpiece. Breathtaking mineral freshness at the super long finish.

95The Wine Advocate

...clear and refined in its concentration and precision, revealing a deep and coolish flint aroma. Round and lush on the palate, with very delicate and refined acidity, this is a creamy-textured Auslese in the etherial Prüm style, with a piquant, vital and crunchy finish.

17Jancis Robinson

...crystalline acidity...quite mineral and massively lively in texture. Lots of quite open fruit – not heavy and very juicy indeed. So clean it's like a mouthwash.

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.