- JJ Prüm
- 2018 - 2035
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Jancis Robinson, June 2014,
Not bottled. Much more herbal on the nose than the equivalent wine without the Goldkapsel. More obviously mineral on the nose and tastes a good deal sweeter. Lovely tight profile, all tucked in though it is full of fruit at the core, apricot and lemon. Fabulous length. A baby with a great future. (JH) Drink 2018-2035
JJ Prüm is one of the top wine producers in all of Germany, let alone the Mosel. As owners of some of the greatest terroir in the country, their wines are penetrating, complex and superbly elegant while retaining the Mosels extraordinary minerality and gentleness. The Prüms have been winemakers since the 17th century. As in Burgundy it is traditional to divide vineyards and plots of land amongst the family. The JJ Prüm estate was created in 1911 when Johann Josef Prüm received half of his familys vineyards. Their most famous vineyard is Wehlener Sonnenuhr (ŒSundial). They also produce great wines from Graacher Himmelreich, a vineyard with deeper soil which produces richer, rounder and usually more approachable wines. Both are highly recommended.
Nahe is located to the south east of the Mosel. Its climate unexpectedly evokes the Mediterranean, and its slate soils are comparable to the Mosel with the addition of clay, though not as steep. The combination of these two elements seems to give the best of both worlds - the focus and minerality of the Mosel as well as the fleshy fruit of Germany's warmer regions.