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Selbach-Oster Zeltinger Schlossberg Riesling 'Schmitt' Auslese

This is one of a trio of en-bloc harvested single parcels Johannes will introduce at the end of this report. Bearing in mind that the fundamental principle is to wait as long as possible and then pick the whole vineyard in a single pass, it stands to reason that everything in 2018 would be ripe – very ripe. And very clean. Thus the wine is more of-a-piece than usual, and it’s also well up into the Auslese echelon. Indeed this wine is so rich it almost subsumes its charged minerality – almost! If the palate follows the aroma that mineral will emerge, though it may take some years.

Producer:
Vintage:
2018
Country:
Germany
Region:
Mosel
Appellation:
Mosel
Variety:
Riesling
Color:
White
Farming Practice:
Sustainable

Press & Reviews

Spectator

Score:
94
Date:
2020-04-30
Review:
Alluring aromas and flavors of lemon curd, fresh apricot and spicy mineral mark this ripe yet very elegant and slim auslese, which is harmonious and approachable now, but will only improve with time. Shows great length on the mouthwatering finish. Best from 2023 through 2040. 154 cases imported. — AZ