Producer Spotlight: JJ Prüm Spätlese 2018

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Explore the individuality of the terroirs in the Mosel through a selection of the iconic JJ Prüm’s Spätlese Rieslings from the outstanding 2018 vintage.

  • JJ Prüm Wehlener Sonnenuhr Spätlese | Riesling
  • JJ Prüm Graacher Himmelreich Spätlese | Riesling
  • JJ Prüm Zeltinger Sonnenuhr Spätlese | Riesling

JJ Prüm Wehlener Sonnenuhr Spätlese 2018

What — Riesling
Where — Mosel, Germany
When — 2018

Ripe and expressive stone fruit, fresh citrus and a clear slate-driven minerality, with a vibrant and balanced finish with a long lasting minerality.

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Amongst the vineyards of the Mosel, Wehlener Sonnenuhr belongs in the upper echelon of terroirs. Interestingly, the vineyard is named after the sundial of the village of Wehlen and renowned for its incredibly steep, blue slate rich soils.

Prüm’s 2018 Wehlener Sonnenuhr Spätlese provides an exceptional expression of the site. Its slate soils are clearly evident and balanced in the presence of 2018’s warmth and sunshine. The sugar/acid balance provides a fullness of texture and body, while keeping itself taut and fresh.

 

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JJ Prüm Graacher Himmelreich Spätlese 2018

What — Riesling
Where — Mosel, Germany
When — 2018

Meyer lemon peel and lime zest, over a crushed rock mineral line running through the palate.

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Graacher Himmelreich translates as ‘Kingdom of Heaven’—telling of the amount of reverence given to the site by vignerons. It directly borders on the southern edge of the Wehlener Sonnenuhr vineyard; in warmer years like 2018, it becomes nearly equal in quality to that of its neighbour.

The site sits on a combination of weathered clay and blue slate soils, on a steep incline. The large 87 hectare vineyard has a south-west exposure, with deeper soils than that of Wehlener Sonnenuhr—an excellent water reserve for hot and dry growing seasons.

Graacher Himmelreich’s combination of variables result in wines that are often more accessible when slightly younger, with more of a citrus signature to the fruit expression of the wine. A distinctive slate minerality shines through the wines of the site.

 

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JJ Prüm Zeltinger Sonnenuhr Spätlese 2018

What — Riesling
Where — Mosel, Germany
When — 2018

Ripe green apples, nashi pear and quince sit atop a touch of black tea smokiness with delicate spice, across a textural palate.  

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Upstream from Wehlener Sonnenuhr, Zeltinger Sonnenuhr lends itself an expressive nature that is less effusively ripe as compared to its Wehelener counterpart, with more restrained fruit expression than Graacher Himmelreich. It is rich yet piquant on the palate, with an explosive acidity, crunchy textural grip and sustained minerality on the finish. 

Just like its neighbour in Wehlen, Zeltinger Sonnenuhr is named after the sundial of Zelting.  It is known for large rock outcroppings, with blue slate through the vineyard. 

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Description

Weingut Joh. Jos. Prüm was founded in 1911 and—over the last century—have established themselves as one of the leading producers for Riesling, not only in the Mosel, but globally as well.

Helmed by the third generation, Katerina Prüm continues the family’s tradition of producing a variety of single vineyard Rieslings through a range of sugar levels, following the German Prädikat system. While their holdings are some of the most enviable within the Mosel, their deep understanding of the individuality of each plot is key to the stunning quality they produce. This selected trio perfectly showcases the style of Prüm, highlighting the individuality of the terroirs and how beautifully balanced their wines can be.  

The 2018 vintage worked well for the off-dry category, producing wines with a depth of flavour, refined further by top producers. A summer of sunshine has resulted in wines that are more approachable in their youth, with balanced acidity and fruit expression. In Katerina’s own words, “2018 is a vintage that pleases already in this young stage, but will surely refine in the years to come”.

Spätlese (‘late harvest’ in German) is the second tier in the Prädikat classification system—ranked according to sugar level during harvest; wines that fall under Spätlese are typically off-dry or semi-sweet. Even though sugar in wines are not usually a popular choice, Riesling has a great affinity for residual sugar. Its natural high acidity serves as a wonderful counterbalance to the sugar, cutting through it and providing freshness to the wine, while the sugar helps to provide  body and texture. 

The level of sugar in these wine makes a great accompaniment to a range of both savoury and sweet dishes. Pork pairs perfectly with the wine and its sugars tame heat from spice (often exacerbated with dry wines). Off-dry wines are a match made in heaven for a variety of spicy South-East Asian dishes—often going well with a variety of dishes at once. 

German wine classification systems can be tricky, whether you’re a seasoned wine lover or just beginning to tell apart a Chardonnay from a Cabernet—but if there’s one thing you can bet on, it’s that JJ Prüm’s wines will always be delicious.

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JJ Prüm Wehlener Sonnenuhr Spätlese 2018

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JJ Prüm Graacher Himmelreich Spätlese 2018

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JJ Prüm Zeltinger Sonnenuhr Spätlese 2018

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JJ Prüm Wehlener Sonnenuhr Spätlese 2018

What — Riesling
Where — Mosel, Germany
When — 2018

Ripe and expressive stone fruit, fresh citrus and a clear slate-driven minerality, with a vibrant and balanced finish with a long lasting minerality.

+ Read More

Amongst the vineyards of the Mosel, Wehlener Sonnenuhr belongs in the upper echelon of terroirs. Interestingly, the vineyard is named after the sundial of the village of Wehlen and renowned for its incredibly steep, blue slate rich soils.

Prüm’s 2018 Wehlener Sonnenuhr Spätlese provides an exceptional expression of the site. Its slate soils are clearly evident and balanced in the presence of 2018’s warmth and sunshine. The sugar/acid balance provides a fullness of texture and body, while keeping itself taut and fresh.

 

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JJ Prüm Graacher Himmelreich Spätlese 2018

What — Riesling
Where — Mosel, Germany
When — 2018

Meyer lemon peel and lime zest, over a crushed rock mineral line running through the palate.

+ Read More

Graacher Himmelreich translates as ‘Kingdom of Heaven’—telling of the amount of reverence given to the site by vignerons. It directly borders on the southern edge of the Wehlener Sonnenuhr vineyard; in warmer years like 2018, it becomes nearly equal in quality to that of its neighbour.

The site sits on a combination of weathered clay and blue slate soils, on a steep incline. The large 87 hectare vineyard has a south-west exposure, with deeper soils than that of Wehlener Sonnenuhr—an excellent water reserve for hot and dry growing seasons.

Graacher Himmelreich’s combination of variables result in wines that are often more accessible when slightly younger, with more of a citrus signature to the fruit expression of the wine. A distinctive slate minerality shines through the wines of the site.

 

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JJ Prüm Zeltinger Sonnenuhr Spätlese 2018

What — Riesling
Where — Mosel, Germany
When — 2018

Ripe green apples, nashi pear and quince sit atop a touch of black tea smokiness with delicate spice, across a textural palate.  

+ Read More

Upstream from Wehlener Sonnenuhr, Zeltinger Sonnenuhr lends itself an expressive nature that is less effusively ripe as compared to its Wehelener counterpart, with more restrained fruit expression than Graacher Himmelreich. It is rich yet piquant on the palate, with an explosive acidity, crunchy textural grip and sustained minerality on the finish. 

Just like its neighbour in Wehlen, Zeltinger Sonnenuhr is named after the sundial of Zelting.  It is known for large rock outcroppings, with blue slate through the vineyard. 

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