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We are pleased to offer a grouping of two separate private collections* that have recently arrived at Chambers Street. Now's a perfect chance to pick up bottles for future dinner parties, the holidays (approaching faster than we all think), or to squirrel some treasures away for the ultimate holiday: next year's Riesingfeier! Happy Hunting! Cari Bernard
*Abbreviations below: GK is Gold Capsule, GKA is Gold Capsule Auslese, LGK is Long Gold Capsule, LGKA is Long Gold Capsule Auslese, Auc is Auction Bottling, BA is Beerenauslese, TBA is Trockenbeerenauslese. Apologies for any missing umlauts!
What to serve with all sorts of warming, rich, spiced desserts? Gewürztraminer Eiswein! Grown on loamy soils with limestone and clay in the Haardter Herrenletten, left to freeze in the winter and harvested with an intense level of sugars and acidity. We were lucky to grab some of these from a private cellar, but haven't been able to try them yet! However, all signs point to this bottle being an awesome pairing for the sweeter end of your holiday table! Cari Bernard
The use of 'gold capsules' for J.J. Prum came as a response to when winemakers could no longer officially classify their Auslesen as one of four levels of 'quality'. In 1971 the law came down that estates could only use 'Auslese' on the label, and this was far too vague for some! Gold capsules became (for Prum) a way to further classify their Auslese bottlings: regular gold capsule would designate botrytis, and the long gold capsule would hint that this was an even more concentrated, higher-botrytis bottling. Being able to find such high-quality, botrytis-affected grapes would require more work, and smaller yields, so the longer the gold capsule, the more rare the wine usually was. However, this is specific to J.J. Prum, and was not a standard practice for all estates looking for further differentiate their special bottles. Cari Bernard
This is Auslese to bury deep in the cellar. The perfect gift for the Riesling lover that is looking for a wine that will be compelling either in 2011 or 2031. If enjoying now, be sure to give it a lengthy decant, as I found this really hit its stride after about 4 hours open. Not heavy but expansive, mouth-filling and fresh with perfectly balanced acid. Notes of pear, sweet lime, succulent yellow and white peach, this is just so delicious. Prum at its finest, and one of the most thrilling bottles I've recently tasted. -jfr