J.J. Prum Wehlener Sonnenuhr Auslese 2001

Riesling from Mosel-Saar-Ruwer, Germany

Item No. 55616
  • white wine
  • collectible wine
  • WS96
  • RP91
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2006
  • WE94
  • 1998
  • WS93
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Winemaker's Notes

"One of the greatest sites in the middle Mosel, the Wehlener Sonnenuhr is a steep, south-facing wall of slate. Dr. Manfred Prum's interpretation of Sonnenuhr Riesling results in some of the Mosel's most multifaceted wines. This auslese offers a piercing scent of slate, then the palate is awash in peach, pear and lime notes, intricately layered in the dense, yet clear texture. Beautifully defined by a firm, well-integrated structure, with an endless finish. Drink now through 2020."
-Wine Spectator

Critical Acclaim

"Complex aromas of honeyed minerals, slate, and red fruits can be discerned in the nose of the 2001 Riesling Auslese Wehlener Sonnenuhr. Medium-bodied, this is a deep, pure, and powerful wine with outstanding depth, concentration and length. Candied red currants dominate this well-strewn offering's luscious yet delineated character."
91 Points

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anne pickett - San Leandro, CA (read all my reviews)

Style: Fruity & Smooth
Pair with: smoked salmon, stuffed pork chops, gorgonzola
This Auslese tastes like it was bottled yesterday. It has all the classic aromas a Mosel Riesling plus mouthfilling flavors of ripe apple/pear and a tinge of honey suckle. The long persistant finish goes on and on and on
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Learn About J.J. Prum Map ItMap 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.

Learn About Mosel-Saar-Ruwer

(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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Learn About Riesling

Riesling (REEZ-leeng) 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. Most popular in...

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