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The Wehlener Sonnenuhr vineyard has become intrinsically attached to the name of Joh. Jos. Prüm. The Estate owns five hectares of this majestic site. It offers perfect growing conditions for the Riesling grape with its deep, weather-beaten grey slate soil, good water support, extreme steepness of up to 70 % gradient, and its optimal south-south-west exposure. As for the Zeltinger Sonnenuhr, Wehlener Sonnenuhr is named after the sundial erected in the vineyard in 1842 by Jodocus Prüm, an ancestor of J.J. Prüm, to give the workers a better time orientation.

 

The wines of the Wehlener Sonnenuhr generally possess excellent structure, show beautiful, ripe aromas and flavours (typically stone fruits, like peach, nectarine, apricot), a fine minerality and great depth and length. Especially after having been aged for some years, the harmony, finesse and expression of these wines is unique. Riesling guru Stuart Pigott has written;“Joh Jos Prüm’s Sonnenuhrs are classic examples of the way in which the best Mosel wine’s natural sweetness magnifies, rather than obscures, their character. These are a perfect marriage of Riesling’s peach-like, floral and mineral aspects. White wine cannot be fresher, more vivid and delightful.”

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Another beauty. A bit sweeter and richer in texture, a bit more body, but the same incredibly delicate and complexe aroma’s. After 19 years still a wine to admire in silence.
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 Frank Smulders MW, Pro (Austria)  tasted  Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Auslese Goldkapsel 1983  ( Weingut J. J. Prüm )

"Another beauty. A bit sweeter and richer in texture, a bit more body, but the same incredibly delicate and complexe aroma’s. After 19 years still a wine to admire in silence. "

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 Frank Smulders MW, Pro (Austria)  tasted  Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Auslese Goldkapsel 1983  ( Weingut J. J. Prüm )

" J.J. PRÜM Wehlener Sonnenuhr Auslese Lange Goldkapsel Riesling: Another beauty. A bit sweeter and richer in texture, a bit more body, but the same incredibly delicate and complexe aroma’s. After 19 years still a wine to admire in silence. "

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