PRUM J J ZELTINGER SONNENUHR SPATLESE 14
The Zeltinger Sonnenuhr vineyard in the most northernly site and directly borders the northern edge of the Wehlener Sonnenuhr. Both sites are named after the sundials (Sonnenuhr) that sit amongst the vines and that are clearly visible from the other side of the river. The Zeltinger Sonnenuhr has a similar sun exposition and steepness to its neighbour, but there is less top soil (if we can use such a term in the Mosel) and the roots hit on the firm slate rock almost immediately. This means the vines have more trouble finding water which affects yields and the characteristics of the vines. Prüm’s parcel comes from a patch of 60-70 year old vines around the sundial.
"The 2014 Riesling Zeltinger Sonnenuhr Spätlese offers a beautiful mix of white nectarines, tropical fruits, flinty slate and lemon flavors on the nose. Very elegant and round on the palate, with a lingering salinity and stimulating piquancy, this is a well balanced and juicy Sonnenuhr with tropical fruit flavors and honeydew melon aromas; it has a long, grippy and charming finish. Nice purity, but also sensually juicy in its sweet and fruity texture." — 92+ Points, Stephan Reinhardt, Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate