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Selbach-Oster Riesling Auslese Zeltinger Schlossberg 2011

External Review by Vintners Cru:

A "one star" 2005 Zeltinger Schlossberg Riesling Auslese* smells of lime and honey along with a smoky, charred pungency that seems to come in equal measure from botrytis and from Schlossberg terroir. In the mouth the wine is strikingly voluminous, rich and enveloping, featuring baked, caramelized apple. The caramel apple is set spinning by a current of electric juice from an ample stock of citrus and wicks off the honey of botrytis in slick, palate-slathering abundance. The finish is on the one hand overtly honeyed and botrytis-inflected yet on the other brisk and lime-fruited. Some may find this wine - with the soul of a Beerenauslese and the brightness of a Eiswein - disconcertingly exaggerated, or even discordant, but I find it stimulating and amazing. How will it behave when it finally settles down? erobertparker.com, #169 Feb 2007, David Schildknecht

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At Weingut Selbach-Oster we can trace wine-growing in the family back to the year 1660. We grow Riesling on 20 hectares (50 acres, as per harvest 2007) of steep, south facing mountain slopes that face the Mosel River . The Selbach-Oster vineyards are located on some of the best vineyard land in the heart of the Mosel wine country called “ Mittelmosel”: Zeltingen (with Sonnenuhr, ... Read more
At Weingut Selbach-Oster we can trace wine-growing in the family back to the year 1660. We grow Riesling on 20 hectares (50 acres, as per harvest 2007) of steep, south facing mountain slopes that face the Mosel River . The Selbach-Oster vineyards are located on some of the best vineyard land in the heart of the Mosel wine country called “ Mittelmosel”: Zeltingen (with Sonnenuhr, Schlossberg and Himmelreich), Wehlen (with Sonnenuhr), Graacher (with Domprobst and Himmelreich) and Bernkastel (with Badstube). With 55% proportion we still use the traditional “Fuder “ barrel made from German oak (This is old oak since we do not want woody flavours to mask the purity of fruit and soil flavour. A “Fuder” holds 1000 litres). The balance in our cellars is stainless steel and a little bit of fi-berglass tanks with a maximum size of 3000 litres per unit, ensuring low temperatures dur-ing fermentation and with it the preservation of freshness and delicacy of aroma. More than 50 % of Selbach-Oster vineyards are still planted with very old, ungrafted vines, yielding very concentrated fruit from small berries. Weingut Selbach-Oster is ranked by the German press as one of the best three dozen produc-ers in all of Germany and amongst the top ten in the Mosel. In the international press, Sel-bach-Oster is rated correspondingly high (Hugh Johnson, Robert Parker, Wine Spectator) and regularly ranks amongst the top two dozen German estates. Read less
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External Reviews for Selbach-Oster Riesling Auslese Zeltinger Schlossberg

External Review
Source: Vintners Cru
Vintage: 2005 03/15/2012

A "one star" 2005 Zeltinger Schlossberg Riesling Auslese* smells of lime and honey along with a smoky, charred pungency that seems to come in equal measure from botrytis and from Schlossberg terroir. In the mouth the wine is strikingly voluminous, rich and enveloping, featuring baked, caramelized apple. The caramel apple is set spinning by a current of electric juice from an ample stock of citrus and wicks off the honey of botrytis in slick, palate-slathering abundance. The finish is on the one hand overtly honeyed and botrytis-inflected yet on the other brisk and lime-fruited. Some may find this wine - with the soul of a Beerenauslese and the brightness of a Eiswein - disconcertingly exaggerated, or even discordant, but I find it stimulating and amazing. How will it behave when it finally settles down? erobertparker.com, #169 Feb 2007, David Schildknecht


External Review
Vintage: 2002 11/25/2013

Fine white wine- 2002 - Selbach-Oster Zeltinger Schlossberg Riesling Auslese 12 - Germany - Region: Mosel - Apellation: Mosel - Riesling - 375 ml.



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