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Joh. Jos. Prüm 2009 Graacher Himmelreich Kabinett

May 31, 2011

The vineyards of Graach are part of the six kilometer long slate-mountain above the right bank stretching from Bernkastel, via Graach and Wehlen reaching Zeltingen and incorporating such world famous Riesling sites as Berncasteler Doctor and Badstube, Graacher Dompropst and Himmelreich, Wehlener Sonnenuhr, Zeltinger Sonnenuhr and Schloßberg. The vineyards have a total of 135 hectares and are planted nearly 100% with Riesling vines.  A great portion of the vineyards was in the hands of the church until the 18th century which explains the ecclesiastical origin of some of the site names such as Himmelreich, “Kingdom of Heaven” and Domprost, “Provost”. These two cover 87 and 28,5 hectares respectively. The exposition is facing south-west with a height of 110 to 260 meters above sea level. The soil consists of fresh weathering medium-depth slate soil, combined with a low content of clay.

Light brilliant green tinged gold in the glass. Delicately fruity with perfumes reminiscent of citrus zest, pink grapefruit, peach and white flowers. This has good aromatic intensity that is run through by an appealing mineral vein. Fresh like air and very pure, shows weight but stays light and zesty in true Kabinet style. Rebuy: yes.

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