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2016 Joh. Jos. Prüm Wehlener Sonnenuhr Auslese #13

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Removed from a temperature and humidity controlled wine storage unit; Purchased at retail

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RATINGS

94The Wine Advocate

...clear, fresh and vegetal/floral on the pretty complex but clear and refreshingly flinty nose...lush, piquant and well-structured...good grip and a perceptible sweetness. The finish is intense and complex and reveals a firm mineral structure.

94Wine Spectator

Pure, flying like a butterfly across the palate, this starts with mineral and floral notes up front...unfolds to show multiple layers of flavor, remaining seductive throughout...peach, glazed pear and honey flavors are perfectly balanced, with power and force...nice expression.

17.5Jancis Robinson

...iridescent, nacreous, butterfly wings and pearls and glowing and mineral...mouthful... Opal luminous, flecked with the silver sharps of Mosel Riesling acidity.

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.