Selbach-Oster `Zeltinger Schlossberg` Kabinett Riesling 2008 (12 x 750mL).

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Overview

Zeltinger Schlossberg

Steep slope. Medium-grained Devonian slate as topsoil with medium-deep subsoil of decomposed slate mixed with some loam.

Kabinett

The lightest end of German Pradikats wines. The name was chosen for its association with the English word Cabinet, widely used in Germany prior to 1971, originally implied a wine of superior quality set aside in a cabinet for later sale.

Region:
IMPORTED - Germany
State:
Imported
Country:
Germany

Expert Reviews

Fresh apple and lime in the nose of Selbach’s 2008 Zeltinger Schlossberg Riesling Kabinett presage a luscious, subtly creamy, yet refreshing palate with hints of site-typical smokiness and cooling, vintage-typical green tea and mint. The sweetness here is utterly discreet and the combination of ripeness with delicacy and caress with invigoration uncanny. Expect 15 or more years of satisfaction. Rating 90 - Drink - 2025 - Daivd Schildknecht - Wine Advocate (FEB/2010)

Winery Tasting Notes

Johannes Selbach responded to the high energy and acidity of the 2008 vintage by giving most of the wines extra fine-lees contact and later-than-usual bottling. As a champion of (in his words) “genuine Kabinett” and “drinking wine, not trophy wine” and a resister against the encroachment of high must weights and residual sugar to which the weather in most recent vintages has left even him susceptible, Selbach was predictably overjoyed both with the refreshment, delicacy, and infectious drinkability made possible by vintage 2008, and with its preponderance of Kabinett and Spatlese. Several single-parcel, block-picked (i.e. the whole crop at once), vineyard-designated wines were essayed (that from the Anrecht – within Zeltinger Himmelreich – being new this year) although at Spatlese rather than, as usually in the past, Auslese Pradikat level. In fact, it remains Selbach’s intention to very soon remove the already small-print reference to Pradikat from these special bottlings, whose focus is intended to be entirely on reflecting terroir and vintage. (Ironically, though, the reference to the sites themselves remain in very small print, because the authorities are testy about the use of geographical designations other than those of the official Einzellagen singled-out – or, to put it more appropriately, assembled – in 1971.) Rating 90 - Drink - 2025 - Daivd Schildknecht - Wine Advocate (FEB/2010)

Vintage
2008
Region
IMPORTED - Germany
Grape Style
Riesling
Closure Type
Screwcap closure

Winery Profile

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Our assets have much to do with our hands. Since several generations. Since 1660 in our family ownership, as a matter of fact. Our main treasure is simply what nature presents us with: excellent vineyard-sites in the heart of the Mosel region, old, ungrafted vines on steep, south-facing slopes planted on heat-retaining, mineral-rich, rocky slate soil. Granted, these "assets" bring various risks year-in - year-out... but also great opportunities. Most important, however, are the results.

Selbach-Oster Riesling vineyards lie on a 4-mile / 7 km stretch along the Mosel starting in Zeltingen, upstream to Wehlen, Graach and Bernkastel. Vines have been cultivated here since Roman times. Every single vineyard on that short stretch of river has its own special environment and microclimate—its terroir. Each single lot of wine in the cellar shows its own individual, complex "fingerprint". No single day is alike and each year, each vintage has its own unique character, its "signature". The grapes mature slowly in a very long, temperate growing season. All the above represent traditional "values" which we at Selbach-Oster cherish; we try to refine and preserve the liquid result in the bottle, the sleek, tall green Mosel-bottle. All this in order to present you with Riesling the way we like it: with elegance, complexity and depth of flavor. With the subtlety and fragrance of flowers and the intense mineral quality from our slate soils. With the taste of delicate fruit and a lingering, crisp finish. The way it has always been.

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