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Zeltinger Sonnenuhr 'Uralte Reben' Riesling Spätlese Feinherb

Zeltinger Sonnenuhr 'Uralte Reben' Riesling Spätlese Feinherb

SelbachOster Zeltinger Sonnenuhr Uralte Reben Riesling Sptlese Feinherb

Variety: Riesling
Region: Mosel
Vineyard: Zeltinger Sonnenuhr – 100+ year old vines
Soil Type: Blue Devonian slate
Fermentation & Élevage: Natural fermentation in old Mosel Fuder

The “sundial” of Zeltingen is the steepest of the three sites in the village and has the poorest soils. Vines here are rooted directly into Devonian slate. The vineyard has different subsections, including Kakert, the slate terraces with 120 year old vines that the Uralte Reben bottling comes from as well as Rotlay has the rockiest, shallowest and therefore driest soil as can be seen by the massive cliffs that hang over the vineyard and partially to its side. The Ur-Alte Reben (“Ultra old vines”) were planted around 1900, hence the Roman numerals “MCM” on the label. These 120 year old vines produce between one and two fuders each year and the quality here is undeniable. This is one of thee crown jewels of the Feinherb category.

Info

Producer:
Vintage:
2022
Country:
Germany
Region:
Mosel
Appellation:
Mosel
Variety:
Riesling
Color:
White

Sizes Available

Full Bottle DE-SOS-23-22 12/750ml

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Press & Reviews

James Suckling
Score
99
Date
2023-11-13
"This is not only a slate bomb it is also an umami bomb, and this combination marks this out as unique dry Mosel riesling. Mind-blowing concentration of peachy fruit and a thousand delicately spicy nuances. Totally dazzling finish that leaves no trace of doubt! Drinkable now, but best from 2025."
Wine Advocate
Score
92+
Date
2023-11-09
"From vines planted between 1908 and 1910, the 2022 Zeltinger Sonnenuhr Sptlese feinherb Ur-alte Reben offers a beautifully rich and refined bouquet of ripe fruits and finely crushed stones. Round on the palate, this is as aromatic as the Bmer but certainly lighter, more savory and vital. This is the Sptlese of the Bmer style, if you will, even though this Sptlese comes from a parcel that is one kilometer apart. 12% stated alcohol. Natural cork. Tasted at the domaine in November 2023."

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