Selbach-Oster Spätlese Riesling 2009 (12 x 375mL half bottle), Germany.

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Overview

Spätlese (Late Harvest)

Spätlese is one of the Prädikats in the QmP quality wine category by the German Wine Law. Spätlese means literally 'late harvest' and the grapes should have been picked at least a week after a preliminary picking of less ripe grapes.

Region:
IMPORTED - Germany
State:
Imported
Country:
Germany

Expert Reviews

The generic Selbach-Oster 2009 Riesling Spätlese – form Zeltinger Himmelreich plus a bit of Kinheimer Hubertuslay – offers simple but luscious apple and pear fruit, with a saline streak that makes for an invigorating and lip-smacking finish. Give such impeccable balance – at 9% alcohol and with only a modest, adeptly-integrated residual sweetness – I would expect it to remain delightful for 12-15 years, and it might well pick up some complexity in the process as well. Rating 88 - Drink 2010 - 2025 - David Schildknecht, eRobertParker.com (DEC/2010)

Winery Tasting Notes

Crisp, fresh and elegant with bright fruit flavours and a touch of citrus in the finish.

Food Matching

Serve with all kinds of savoury or slightly spicy foods from Pacific Rim Cuisine to classic dishes from the Continental cuisine, from crabcakes to crab in saffron broth and from grilled curried chicken salad to turkey with all the trimmings. Great with rich patés and with blue cheeses as well as “smelly” raw milk cheeses (Munster et al).

Vintage
2009
Region
IMPORTED - Germany
Grape Style
Riesling
Closure Type
Cork 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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