J.J. Prum Bernkasteler Badstube Auslese 2009
Riesling from Mosel-Saar-Ruwer, Germany
Wine Style Guide
Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.
Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.
Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.
Alcohol By Volume: 7.0%
Alcohol By Volume Guide
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Rich, but at the same time a well-structured and elegant, harmonious Auslese. Very appealing interplay between minerality, floral, fruity and herbal flavors and citrus aromas. Very good aging potential.
"Racy and powerful, with loads of bright acidity behind the intense, concentrated green apple, peach and ripe melon flavors. There's a concentrated minerality to this as well, with some fascinating hints of lardons and spice on the finish. Best from 2015 through 2040. "
"The Prum 2009 Bernkasteler Badstube Riesling Auslese displays an herbal liqueur-like aromatic and palate concentration along with candied expressions of cherry and lime, as well as vanilla, caramel and white raisin. The overall impression then, is quite confectionary, but there is no denying this wine's effusive personality, textural richness, or sheer length ... not to mention that it will probably live for 30 or more years, and after the first 15, the sweetness should start to back off significantly. Meantime, I'd personally rather drink the corresponding Spatlese."
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Learn About J.J. Prum Map It
For centuries the Prüm family has called the village of Wehlen home. The 33.5 acre estate consists of nearly 70% ungrafted vines. Holdings are in the best parts of the top Middle-Mosel sites: Wehlener Sonnenuhr, Zeltinger Sonnenuhr, Graacher Himmelreich, Graacher Domprobst, Bernkasteler Lay, Bernkasteler Badstube, and Bernkasteler Bratenhöfchen. Average annual production is 13,000 cases. The harvest at J.J. Prüm is always extremely late, and the wines are very long-lived.
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(moe-ZELL saahr -RUE-wehr)
The Mosel river winds its way through this wine region, passing by some of the steepest, most northerly vineyards of the world. The wines from the Mosel have a most distinctive soil based on slate. The slate-rich soils covering the region are what imparts the amazing, well-loved slate-y, mineraly flavors and aromas to the delicate Mosel wines. To keep...
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The Riesling grape is happiest in a cooler climate, one that fosters its slow
and steady ripening. Often assumed to be the producer of only sweet wines, Riesling
is a fascinating grape of many faces. From bone dry to lusciously sweet, this
variety is delicious at any sugar level with its intense aromas and steely acidity.
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