About The Wine
JJ Prum might be the most renowned Riesling producer in the world, and their 2018 releases are again exceptional. The Auslese styles carry a good amount of residual sugar (some botrytis), ringing acidity and intense citrusy concentration, and the Goldkapsel, or Gold Capsule, is Prum's internal classification as the best wines they can make.
Graach is the village on steep banks of the Mosel, and Himmelreich (the Kingdom of Heaven) is the vineyard directly up the slope towards the forested hill crest.
A truly luscious and powerful wine. It needs a bit of aeration to open up the citrus, smoky aromatics, then the palate reveals layers of stonefruit, grapefruit, and the tell-tale rocky minerality of the site. Could age for decades, though this vineyard is typically an earlier drinking site than Wehlener Sonnenuhr.
About Joh Jos Prum
Founded in 1911, and sporting one of the great unbroken track records for quality (save a short reprieve during World War II), J.J. Prum is one of the great wine producers of Germany, and indeed, the world.
These rare sweet wines are legendary for their incredible longevity, purity, and articulation of place. They are touted by critics as some of the finest examples of Riesling to be found anywhere on the planted. As Stephan Reinhardt once wrote, "the world always seems a better place with a glass of Prüm in hand."
The Prum family has seen the estate through three generations, with current director Dr. Katharina Prum taking hold of the reins during the 2007 harvest. With Katharina's commitment to tradition and quality from her family's label, J.J. Prum is sure to remain one of the benchmarks of the Mosel for decades to come.