SELBACH-OSTER - Riesling Spatlese - Zeltinger Sonnenuhr, Mosel

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Product SKU
GE17
Vintage: 2018

From old, ungrafted vines, small-berried, fully ripe, healthy grapes (only 3% botrytis due to the vintage circumstances.) On the nose scents of ripe, yellow stone fruit and orange zests. On the palate ripe apricot and peach, with a hint of herbs and a touch of “salty” minerality. An elegant mouth-watering acidity keeps the balance with the juicy and complex fruit. Long finish and off-dry.

Vintage in image may vary. Refer to wine facts for current vintage.

$55.00
Country GERMANY Region Mosel Grape Varietal Riesling

Product Description

Description

From old, ungrafted vines, small-berried, fully ripe, healthy grapes (only 3% botrytis due to the vintage circumstances.) On the nose scents of ripe, yellow stone fruit and orange zests. On the palate ripe apricot and peach, with a hint of herbs and a touch of “salty” minerality. An elegant mouth watering acidity keeps the balance with the juicy and complex fruit. Long finish and off-dry.

Vintage in image may vary. Refer to wine facts for current vintage.

How to pair it

  • Meat Pâtés, foie gras, savoury or mildly spicy foods (Asian & fushion cuisine)
  • Cheese Aromatic cheeses, aged hard cheeses (Comte).
  • Legumes Grilled or marinated vegetables, corn on the cob.
  • Dessert Fresh fruit.

Accolades

Awards

The 2018 Zeltinger Sonnenuhr Riesling Spatlese is intense and clear on the deep, fragrant stony-mineral nose. Dense and structured on the palate, with crystalline acidity and linear-mineral, salty-piquant character, this is an elegant, highly precise and stimulating yet still very young Spatlese that will benefit from bottle aging. Tight, compact and very promising! 9% alcohol.

Stephan Reinhardt, for The Wine Advocate

Wine Facts

More Information
Product Type White Wine
Grape Varietal Riesling
Vintage 2018
Region Mosel
Country GERMANY
Winemakers Johannes Selbach, Klaus-Rainer Schaefer
Producer Weingut Selbach-Oster
Average age of vines 70 years
Production method 4,000 bottles
Harvest method By Hand
Fermentation & maceration No maceration, cold fermentation
Aging Can be cellared for 25-35 years
Mouth Attribute Balanced, Complex, Elegant, Fresh, Fruity, Off-dry
Nose Attribute Citrus, Fresh, Fruity, Herbal, Mineral
SKU GE17

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.

Sonnenuhr (with an old sundial) is a southwest facing vineyard on a rocky slope. The steepest single vineyard in the village of Zeltingen with large outcroppings of rock chunks of blue Devonian slate, very shallow subsoil of decomposed slate on top of slate bedrock.

Description

From old, ungrafted vines, small-berried, fully ripe, healthy grapes (only 3% botrytis due to the vintage circumstances.) On the nose scents of ripe, yellow stone fruit and orange zests. On the palate ripe apricot and peach, with a hint of herbs and a touch of “salty” minerality. An elegant mouth watering acidity keeps the balance with the juicy and complex fruit. Long finish and off-dry.

Vintage in image may vary. Refer to wine facts for current vintage.

How to pair it

  • Meat Pâtés, foie gras, savoury or mildly spicy foods (Asian & fushion cuisine)
  • Cheese Aromatic cheeses, aged hard cheeses (Comte).
  • Legumes Grilled or marinated vegetables, corn on the cob.
  • Dessert Fresh fruit.

Awards

The 2018 Zeltinger Sonnenuhr Riesling Spatlese is intense and clear on the deep, fragrant stony-mineral nose. Dense and structured on the palate, with crystalline acidity and linear-mineral, salty-piquant character, this is an elegant, highly precise and stimulating yet still very young Spatlese that will benefit from bottle aging. Tight, compact and very promising! 9% alcohol.

Stephan Reinhardt, for The Wine Advocate
More Information
Product Type White Wine
Grape Varietal Riesling
Vintage 2018
Region Mosel
Country GERMANY
Winemakers Johannes Selbach, Klaus-Rainer Schaefer
Producer Weingut Selbach-Oster
Average age of vines 70 years
Production method 4,000 bottles
Harvest method By Hand
Fermentation & maceration No maceration, cold fermentation
Aging Can be cellared for 25-35 years
Mouth Attribute Balanced, Complex, Elegant, Fresh, Fruity, Off-dry
Nose Attribute Citrus, Fresh, Fruity, Herbal, Mineral
SKU GE17

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.

Sonnenuhr (with an old sundial) is a southwest facing vineyard on a rocky slope. The steepest single vineyard in the village of Zeltingen with large outcroppings of rock chunks of blue Devonian slate, very shallow subsoil of decomposed slate on top of slate bedrock.