Selbach-Oster `Zeltinger Sonnenuhr` Auslese Riesling 2010 (12 x 750mL) DE

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Overview

Zeltinger Sonnenuhr

Continuation of the Wehlener Sonnenuhr downstream, towards where the dam across the Mosel widens the water surface. The appellation ends at the church at the southern end of Zeltingen. Very steep slope with large outcroppings of rock. Large chunks of blue Devonian slate, very shallow subsoil of decomposed slate on top of slate bedrock. Driest soil of the five sites. Very close to the water surface of the Mosel.

Auslese (Selected Harvest)

one of the riper Prädikats in the qmp quality wine category defined by the german wine law. Auslese means literally 'selected harvest' and, from the 1994 vintage, the grapes should theoretically have been picked at least a week after a preliminary picking of less ripe grapes.

Region:
IMPORTED - Germany
State:
Imported
Country:
Germany

Winery Tasting Notes

Aroma

Delicate fragrance of perfectly ripe Riesling with a hint of sweet dried berries.

Palate

On the palate a medley of yellow plums, tropical fruit and a hint of smokiness. Super concentrated, elegant wine, balanced by an almost “electric”, crystalline acidity. Great length in the finish.

Food Matching

Goes well with richly flavoured and -scented food preparations from classic, continental cuisine to oriental cuisine where a certain spiciness is present. Also good with all sorts of desserts (ideally fruit-based), with rich patés, with blueveined cheeses and “smelly” cheeses. Superb with all preparations of foie gras.

Excellent as apéritif or just alone by itself with no condiments. Serve at 10 –- 11° Celsius

Cellaring

30+ years

Vintage
2010
Region
IMPORTED - Germany
Grape Style
Riesling
Closure Type
Cork closure
Alcohol
8%

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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