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Selbach-Oster Zeltinger Sonnenuhr Riesling 'Rotlay' Auslese

Rotlay, a South facing parcel, is the single best parcel within the Sonnenuhr vineyard.  On the sides it is open and flows into the other local parcels called “Kakert” and “Lehnschaft” though there some large outcroppings of rock in the border areas, creating a unique geographic scenario, similar to a “clos” in France, with a rather unique microclimate. The slope that comprises “Rotlay” faces straight south here and the soil is very stony, covered with big chunks of “blue Devonian” slate. The slate is the compressed silt of the seabed of the giant ocean that once covered most of the earth some 450 million years ago alongside the single continent Pangea.

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:
Multidimensional, with sweet, ripe apricot, guava and honey nuances, supported by acidity that pierces through and needs some more time to mellow, but promises a bright future. Texturally, this is seductive, with slight density and no rough edges. Shows intense flavor. Best from 2023 through 2040. 155 cases imported. — AZ

James Suckling

Score:
96
Date:
Sept 15, 2020
Review:
So rich and creamy, yet so graceful, this is like an essence of all the ripe stone fruits you can imagine. Then comes the tightly focused, very long finish, where the generous sweetness of the front palate is swept away. Drink or hold