Joh Jos Prüm
Manfred Prüm runs one of the Mosel's, if not the whole of Germany's, most revered and respected Estates. In the Sonnenuhr of Wehlen he owns a portion of one of the Mittel Mosel's top vineyards.
Manfred is certainly one of the world's more eccentric wine producers and a tasting in his drawing room with him is always enjoyable and entertaining.
In the Sonnenuhr of Wehlen he owns a portion of one of the Mittel Mosel's top vineyards. Its steep south-facing dark slate slopes tend to result in deeply flavoured, mineral yet rich and smoky wines.
In addition, he manipulates some plots in the next door Himmelreich of Graacher which produces engaging wines with fresh acidities that are slightly softer and earlier maturing.
These are unashamedly classic, exciting and long-lived wines produced predominantly in stainless tanks to avoid the addition of too much sulphur, though a small proportion of wooden casks are retained, however, depending on the vintage.
They are bottled later than most Mosel and often take a few years in bottle before showing the true character, but patience will be rewarded!
Joh Jos Prüm Graacher Himmelreich Riesling Spatlese 2020Soft yellow fruits compete with delicate herbs and complex minerals, with mango, yellow peach, and citrus zest set on beautifully ripe acidity.
Graacher Himmelreich Riesling Spatlese 2020
Joh Jos Prüm Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Kabinett 2020
Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Kabinett 2020
Joh Jos Prüm Graacher Himmelreich Riesling Kabinett 2020While initially quite closed on nose this is actually more plump with fruit than the Bernkastler tasted before; notes of marmalade, pink grapefruit, the noble bitterness of meadow herbs and sage.…
Graacher Himmelreich Riesling Kabinett 2020