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Joh. Jos. Prüm

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Manfred Prüm runs one of the Mosel’s, if not the whole of Germany’s, most revered and respected Estates. It is also amongst the most enigmatic as no-one has yet made it down to his mysterious cellars. Manfred is certainly one of the world’s more eccentric wine producers and a tasting in his drawing room with him is always enjoyable and entertaining. In the Sonnenuhr of Wehlen he owns a portion of one of the Mittel Mosel’s top vineyards. Its steep south-facing dark slate slopes tend to result in deeply flavoured, mineral yet rich and smoky wines. In addition, he manipulates some plots in the next door Himmelreich of Graacher which produces engaging wines with fresh acidities that are slightly softer and earlier maturing. These are unashamedly classic, exciting and long-lived wines produced predominantly in stainless tanks to avoid the addition of too much sulphur, though a small proportion of wooden casks are retained, however, depending on the vintage. They are bottled later than most Mosel and often take a few years in bottle before showing the true character, but patience will be rewarded!
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It may be of help to users of this site if the AP number is recorded with every tasting note. The producer makes several essentially identical AP number bottlings separately registered, however. Thus, the standard bottlings need not be identified in the head of the article but any differences between AP numbers can thus be noted in the tasting write-ups.
This is one of the houses where, except for very tiny extra-late or auction bottlings, the AP numbers have little meaning, so there is no reason to have many different identities to several of what are the same wine--just makes the information harder to access. This is one of the very few houses that I'd argue this way. jht

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