JJ Prum Graacher Himmelreich Auslese Goldkap, Mosel 7.5%

£58.25 / bottle
£664.05 / case (12+ bottles, 5% off)

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JJ Prum Graacher Himmelreich Auslese Goldkap is a sweet and rich Riesling from the Mosel. JJ Prum is located in Bernkastel-Wehlen and was founded by Johann Josef Prum in 1911 and Johann’s son Sebastian is widely credity with bringing the esates reputation to the fore in the 1930s and 1940s. Today the estate remains in the Prum family and is run by Sebastian’s sons Dr Manfred Prum and Wolfgang Prum and Manfred’s daughter Dr Katharina Prum. The Prum estate consists of some 33.5 acres of vineyard plantings at some of the best vineyard sites in the Mosel including Wehlener Sonnenuhr, Zeltinger Sonnenuhr, Graacher Himmelreich and Bernkasteler Lay amongst others. The small village of Graach is located between Bernkastel and Wehlen and the vineyard has steep, southwest-facing slopes and deep Devon schist soils. Although the wines of Graacher Himmelreich are sometimes overshadowed by its prestigious neighbour, Wehlener Sonnenuhr, there are also some fantastic wines produced here. JJ Prum’s Auslese Goldkap (goldcap) wines are considered to be some of the very best sweet wines in the Mosel. Yields for Prum Graacher Himmelreich Auslese Goldkap are severely restricted, some of the grapes will be botrytised and the harvest can continue into November. A fantastic wine demonstrating purity of fruit, superb acidity and a distinctive, well-integrated, mineral / slate character. Excellent aging potential and will improve in the bottle for many decades.

Tasting Notes

JJ Prum Graacher Himmelreich Auslese Goldkap is a pale golden colour. The nose is bursting with nectarine, apples, lime / citrus, pineappler, blackcurrant and herbaceous notes. The aromas from the nose follow onto the plate which is clear and precise. It is luscious and sweet but with a fantastic, bright, zesty acidity. There is also an attractive tangy, mineral / slate character. The finish is very long with a hints of creaminess and spice. Outstanding.

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