J.J. Prum Zeltinger Sonnenuhr Spatlese 2009

Riesling from Mosel-Saar-Ruwer, Germany

$39.99
Item No. 110783
  • white wine
  • RP93
Style: Fruity & Smooth

Wine Style Guide

Light & Crisp

Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.

Fruity & Smooth

Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.

Rich & Creamy

Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.

Alcohol By Volume: 8.0%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
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%.
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2011
  • WS93
  • ST90

Winemaker's Notes

This very complex Zeltinger Sonnenuhr Spätlese shows a pronounced minerality and fine fruit aromas. Its acidity is slightly more restrained, compared to its siblings from the vineyards upstream. Allowing this wine to age for a while will reveal his character better and make it even more attractive.

Critical Acclaim

"Very ripe apple and pear; honeysuckle, gardenia, and heliotrope inform the nose of the Prum 2009 Zeltinger Sonnenuhr Riesling Spatlese. Marzipan and hazelnut paste ally themselves to the luscious orchard fruit and liquid floral perfume in an effusive demonstration of palate generosity, reinforced by textural creaminess. Salt and wet stone add intrigue and saliva-inducing invigoration to a finish of impressive, irresistible length. This beautifully reflects the inherent complexity of its great site, and is going to be worth following for at least 25 years. "
93 Points

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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