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2006 Selbach-Oster Zeltinger Sonnenuhr Riesling Auslese #13

Lightly depressed cork; lightly worn capsule

ITEM 7958025 - Removed from a professional wine storage facility

Bidder Amount Total
$25
Item Sold Amount Date
I7961661 1 $36 Sep 26, 2021
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RATINGS

92Vinous / IWC

...bouquet of candied apricot, clove and nut oil. Light and ethereal but with creamy depth, with tart apple acidity, refreshing salts and hazelnut perking up the palate. Elegant, nicely balanced auslese with a long finish featuring pure slate and a splash of lime...rich and elegant...

PRODUCER

Selbach-Oster

Selbach-Oster is in the Mosel region of Germany. The 49-acre estate has been inn the Selbach and Oster families for several centuries and is today run by Johannes Selbach and his wife Barbara. The estate makes only Riesling and produces about 12,000 cases a year.

REGION

Germany, Mosel-Saar-Ruwer

Mosel-Saar-Ruwer is Germany’s most prestigious wine region and it is comprised of the vineyards surrounding the Mosel River and its tributaries, the Saar and Ruwer. This region is the northernmost of Germany’s primary viticultural areas, located on the western edge of Germany just above the northeast corner of France. Internationally Mosel Rieslings are considered among the finest white wines in the world. In Germany and elsewhere, the region’s name is often shortened simply to Mosel, and in fact since 2007 Mosel has been the formal name of the region for viticultural purposes. The references to Saar and Ruwer were dropped for ease of marketing. The distinctively crisp, mineral tasting, acidic Rieslings produced in Mosel are attributed partly to the region’s slate soils and extremely vertiginous vineyards. Many vineyards are on 60 to 80 percent cent inclines along the three rivers. Riesling grapes represent more than half of all the grapes grown in Mosel, followed by Muller-Thurgau, a white wine grape related to Riesling, and Elbling, an indigenous white wine grape often used for sparkling wines.

TYPE

White Wine, Riesling, Auslese

This white variety originated in Germany. It’s known for its strong flowery aromas and high acidity. Please note Rieslings can have dramatic differences as the grape can be used to make dry, semi-sweet, sweet and sparkling wines.