Joh. Jos. Prüm

Region: Mosel

Since 1156 the Prüms have called the village of Wehlen home. The Prüm estate as we know it today began with Sebastian Alois Prüm (1794-1871); his brother Jodocus constructed the Wehlener and Zeltinger sundials. Of his six sons only Mathias (1835-1890) married. In 1911 the estate was split amongst Mathias’s four sons and three daughters. It was when his oldest son, Joh. Jos. Prüm, started the estate. Joh. Jos. Prüm was in poor health when his son Sebastian took over in 1920 and went on to establish the world repute of the estate which continues to this day. After his death in 1969, his son Dr. Manfred Prüm assumed the responsibility and today Manfred and his oldest daughter, Katharina work in parallel to manage the estate. It’s most important vineyard holdings are the Wehlener Sonnenuhr, Graacher Himmelreich, Zeltinger Sonnenuhr and Bernkasteler Badstube. The vineyards are planted 95% Riesling. The Joh. Jos. Prüm estate ferments its Riesling almost exclusively with indigenous yeast. Annual production is 15,000 cases.

The terroir makeup of the vineyard follows:

Wehlener Sonnenuhr – pure, weathered devon slate, quite stony.

Graacher Himmelreich – very deep soiled (great water maintenance), weathered devon slate but also shows pockets of blue slate.

Zeltinger Sonnenuhr – in the best parts similar to Wehlener Sonnenuhr.

Bernkasteler Badstube – weathered Devon slate, also parts with blue slate and traces of loam.

Dr. Prüm was chosen Winemaker of the Year in 1996 and had the collection of the year in 2007 by The Gault-Millau/German Wine Guide.
The Joh. Jos. Prüm Estate is a founding member of the VDP

Estate Profile

Owner

Drs. Manfred & Katharina Prüm

Wine Makers

Drs. Manfred & Katharina Prüm

History

Founded in 1911

Growing Area

22 hectares

Bottle Production

15,000 cases

Vineyards

Wehlener Sonnenuhr
Graacher Himmelreich
Zeltinger Sonnenuhr
Bernkasteler Badstube

Soils

Wehlener Sonnenuhr & Zeltinger Sonnenuhr – Stony, weathered devon slate
Graacher Himmelreich – Deep soil, weathered devon slate, and pockets of blue slate
Bernkasteler Badstube – Weathered Devon slate, blue slate and traces of loam

Varietals

100% Riesling

Wines

Joh Jos Prüm Riesling Kabinett, Wehlener Sonnenuhr
Joh Jos Prüm Riesling Kabinett, Graacher Himmelreich
Joh Jos Prüm Riesling Spätlese, Bernkasteler Badstube
Joh Jos Prüm Riesling Spätlese, Zeltinger Sonnenuhr
Joh Jos Prüm Riesling Spätlese, Graacher Himmelreich
Joh Jos Prüm Riesling Spätlese, Wehlener Sonnenuhr
Joh Jos Prüm Riesling Auslese, Bernkasteler Badstube
Joh Jos Prüm Riesling Auslese, Zeltinger Sonnenuhr
Joh Jos Prüm Riesling Auslese, Graacher Himmelreich
Joh Jos Prüm Riesling Auslese, Wehlener Sonnenuhr
Joh Jos Prüm Riesling GKA, Zeltinger Sonnenuhr
Joh Jos Prüm Riesling GKA, Graacher Himmelreich
Joh Jos Prüm Riesling GKA, Wehlener Sonnenuhr

Dry vs Sweet

100% Sweet

Eco-Friendly

Practicing Eco-Friendly

VDP Member

Founding member

Trade Resources

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2018 Joh Jos Prüm Riesling Kabinett, Wehlener Sonnenuhr

2018 Joh Jos Prüm Riesling Kabinett, Graacher Himmelreich

2018 Joh Jos Prüm Riesling Spätlese, Bernkasteler Badstube

2018 Joh Jos Prüm Riesling Spätlese, Zeltinger Sonnenuhr

2018 Joh Jos Prüm Riesling Spätlese, Graacher Himmelreich

2018 Joh Jos Prüm Riesling Spätlese, Wehlener Sonnenuhr

2018 Joh Jos Prüm Riesling Auslese, Bernkasteler Badstube

2018 Joh Jos Prüm Riesling Auslese, Zeltinger Sonnenuhr

2018 Joh Jos Prüm Riesling Auslese, Graacher Himmelreich

2018 Joh Jos Prüm Riesling Auslese, Wehlener Sonnenuhr

2018 Joh Jos Prüm Riesling GKA, Zeltinger Sonnenuhr

2018 Joh Jos Prüm Riesling GKA, Graacher Himmelreich

2018 Joh Jos Prüm Riesling GKA, Wehlener Sonnenuhr