Zeltinger Schlossberg Riesling Auslese*, Selbach-Oster
ZELTINGER SCHLOSSBERG is mineral to the MAX! I think it’s time to give this vineyard its due: it’s a great Grand Cru site, fully deserving the status of a Wehlener Sonnenuhr or Erdener Prälat. The pity is most of it is worked by the small growers of Zeltingen, amoung whom standards aren’t particularly high. Flavors are borealis of slate, buttressed by lime and grassy aspects. Mosel-apple is present but discreet. Medium bodied. If you love Mosels for their cussed Mosel-ness, grab these wines and hang on for dear life!
I’m selecting the least “sweet” and the most vinous and fundamental ones. This is a ne plus ultra of Schlossberg. I don’t know how you “use” it, and I’m not sure how I myself would use it; I only know I want a life – or the remaining part of a life—where there is a room, where there is a chair, a ticking clock, a bird not far away, a little sunlight through the window, some music playing, and a glass of this liquid beauty that I can empty and fill again, until evening comes on…. and I call out for Chinese. — Terry Theise
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