Wehlener Sonnenuhr, Mosel
Members of the Prüm family have been viticulturalists and winemakers since the 17th century. Their estate consists of nearly 70% ungrafted vines of which 95% are Reisling. They have holdings in some of the finest grand cru sites in the Mosel including Zeltinger Sonnenuhr, Graacher Himmelreich, Graacher Domprobst, Bernkasteler Lay, Bernkasteler Badstube and Bernkasteler Bratenhöfchen. This vineyard is one of the famous sundial vineyards, known for the large sundial on its slopes that tells vineyard workers the time. The wines are grown on rocky, steep slopes on Devonian schist soil that imparts a unique Mosel mineral character. Wines from J. J. Prüm have a reputation for their incredible aging potential.
Text: Erin Brooks ± Photo: OWCIBES / weinhauss / WINEX / MONTROSE / TOASTER / WEBME