Joh. Jos. Prüm Graacher Himmelreich Auslese

2013 / 750 ml. | Item #: 40159

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Primary Grape: Riesling | All Grapes: 100% Riesling

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Critical Acclaim

RP94 Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate 28th Feb 2015

"Very pale in color, the 8% alcohol 2013 Graacher Himmelreich Riesling Auslese offers an extremely pure and flinty aroma of wet stones, white fruits, green apples and green leaves. Less sweet and with more finesse and delicacy then the Zeltinger Sonnenuhr Auslese, this is an elegant and light-footed, leaner style of Auslese and a great terroir reflection of the Himmelreich cru. Very stimulating even (or because) it was harvested just ripe. (I tasted AP #17 14.)" (94 pts.)

SP93 Wine Spectator Feb 29, 2016

"Broad-textured, with snappy flavors of green apple, grapefruit and plum, supported by fresh acidity. Chamomile and blood orange notes flood the lithe finish. Drink now through 2035." (93 pts.)

VN92 Vinous Mar 2015

"Pale gold. Unctuous aromas of tropical fruits, muskmelon and vanilla. Rich and honeyed, with velvety quince fruit finely paired with wet stone and saline acidity on the palate. With its long, invigorating finish, this is a textbook Auslese." (92 pts.)

Germany

The German wine-making tradition is long and illustrious, dating back to as early as AD 800. And for a country just slightly smaller than Montana, Germany produces and consumes a great deal of wine (it's the seventh-largest producer and sixth-highest consumer).

Germany is situated at the most northerly latitude at which grapes can ripen; the winters are cold and the growing season short, all of which, incidentally, are nearly identical to the Finger Lakes Region of New York. Most of its wine regions are situated in central and southwestern Germany. The most significant are the Rheingau, Rheinhessen, Rheinpfalz, Mosel-Saar-Ruwer, Nahe, Franken and Baden.

The Riesling grape is king in Germany, even though it represents only 20% of total plantings: Müller-Thurgau (a Riesling-silvaner cross) has the most, followed by the red grapes Spätburgunder (Pinot Noir) and Dornfelder. In good years and in the care of master winemakers, Riesling makes one of the greatest white wines in the world, with a perfect balance of sugar and acid, exquisite fruit and fragrance and with considerable potential for aging.

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SKU 40159
Product Type Wine
Alternate Name Joh. Jos. Prüm Graacher Himmelreich Auslese
Country Germany
Region Mosel
District N/A
Product Location - Location-Appellation Mosel
Package Size 750 ml.
Packaging - Non-Standard and Special N/A
Proof/Alcohol by Volume N/A
Brand Joh. Jos. Prüm
Brand URL N/A
Bottles per Case 12
Spirit/Port Style N/A
Vintage 2013
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Critical Acclaim N/A
Premier Pick No
Awards and Accolades N/A
Awards Description N/A
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Organic Description N/A
Wine Type Table Wine
Wine - Color White
Grape(s) 100% Riesling
Primary Grape Riesling
Body N/A
Finish N/A
Food Pairing N/A
Occasion Pairing N/A
Dollar Sale (Y/N) No
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