SELBACH-OSTER - Riesling Kabinett - Zeltinger Scholssberg - Mosel, Germany

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GE16
Vintage: 2019

SELBACH OSTER - ZELTINGER SCHLOSSBERG - RIESLING KABINETT

This Riesling is light golden yellow with a nose of minerality from the slate and crisp, clear fruit aromas which are delicate, yet persistent, focused on green things-green apples, mint, and limes. The palate is a classic light Kabinett. It is a great wine to sip alone, or combine with wonderful savoury Asian dishes. 

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Country GERMANY Region Mosel Grape Varietal Riesling

Product Description

Selbach-Oster cultivates 21 hectares (51 acres) in some of the best steep slopes on the Mosel: 98 percent are planted with Riesling, 2 percent Pinot Blanc. Many of their vineyards are ungrafted, some up to 100 years old, and these venerable vines yield highly aromatic fruit from small, thick-skinned juicy berries. Their focus on quality starts with low yields and meticulous care in each detail of working the vines, entailing an enormous amount of hard physical work – particularly in the steep slopes. This is especially true during harvest when they pick the grapes by hand in multiple passes in our steep slopes.

The fermentation, mostly with wild, indigenous yeast, takes place in cold cellars which help preserve the fine, multifaceted aromas and the crispness of the juice. Half of their wines mature in big, old oak barrels (“Fuder”) that do not add any woody flavor to the wine, but let it breathe and mature. Depending on what Nature gives, Selbach-Oster produce Riesling wines that range from completely dry to the sweetness of dessert wines, from elegant and delicate to rich and complex. No matter what the degrees of dryness or of sweetness, all of their wines exhibit pristine minerality with relatively little alcohol – the paradigm of great Mosel Riesling.

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Grape Varietal Riesling
Vintage 2019
Region Mosel
Country GERMANY
Winemakers Johannes Selbach, Klaus-Rainer Schaefer
Producer Weingut Selbach-Oster
Average age of vines 35 years
Production method 8,000 bottles
Harvest method By Hand
Fermentation & maceration No maceration, cold fermentation
Aging 12-15 years
SKU GE16

Vineyard Info

Our family has made wine for 400 years and our wine tradition dates back to the 17th century. Our steep slopes produce Riesling wines of top quality, grown in harmony with Nature, entailing lots of time-consuming manual labor, and it is these values we seek to preserve. Our wines are timeless, just like our vineyards. Our wines are made by individualists for individualists, produced by progressive traditionalists for people who are passionate about wine, and who understand and cherish the value of heritage.

The Schlossberg (castle hill) vineyard slopes are southwest facing, on a rocky slope and is one of the smallest single vineyards in the village of Zeltingen. Chunks of Devonian slate on a layer of finer grained, weathered-down slate mixed with some loam beneath.

Selbach-Oster cultivates 21 hectares (51 acres) in some of the best steep slopes on the Mosel: 98 percent are planted with Riesling, 2 percent Pinot Blanc. Many of their vineyards are ungrafted, some up to 100 years old, and these venerable vines yield highly aromatic fruit from small, thick-skinned juicy berries. Their focus on quality starts with low yields and meticulous care in each detail of working the vines, entailing an enormous amount of hard physical work – particularly in the steep slopes. This is especially true during harvest when they pick the grapes by hand in multiple passes in our steep slopes.

The fermentation, mostly with wild, indigenous yeast, takes place in cold cellars which help preserve the fine, multifaceted aromas and the crispness of the juice. Half of their wines mature in big, old oak barrels (“Fuder”) that do not add any woody flavor to the wine, but let it breathe and mature. Depending on what Nature gives, Selbach-Oster produce Riesling wines that range from completely dry to the sweetness of dessert wines, from elegant and delicate to rich and complex. No matter what the degrees of dryness or of sweetness, all of their wines exhibit pristine minerality with relatively little alcohol – the paradigm of great Mosel Riesling.

Awards

More Information
Grape Varietal Riesling
Vintage 2019
Region Mosel
Country GERMANY
Winemakers Johannes Selbach, Klaus-Rainer Schaefer
Producer Weingut Selbach-Oster
Average age of vines 35 years
Production method 8,000 bottles
Harvest method By Hand
Fermentation & maceration No maceration, cold fermentation
Aging 12-15 years
SKU GE16

Our family has made wine for 400 years and our wine tradition dates back to the 17th century. Our steep slopes produce Riesling wines of top quality, grown in harmony with Nature, entailing lots of time-consuming manual labor, and it is these values we seek to preserve. Our wines are timeless, just like our vineyards. Our wines are made by individualists for individualists, produced by progressive traditionalists for people who are passionate about wine, and who understand and cherish the value of heritage.

The Schlossberg (castle hill) vineyard slopes are southwest facing, on a rocky slope and is one of the smallest single vineyards in the village of Zeltingen. Chunks of Devonian slate on a layer of finer grained, weathered-down slate mixed with some loam beneath.