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2016 Selbach-Oster Zeltinger Schlossberg Riesling Auslese * #22

ITEM 8302183 - Removed from a temperature and humidity controlled wine storage unit

Bidder Quantity Amount Total
4 $40
Item Sold Amount Date
I8365022 1 $35 Aug 7, 2022
I8339272 1 $35 Jul 24, 2022
I8314774 2 $35 Jul 10, 2022
I8260112 1 $45 Jun 5, 2022
I8240510 1 $45 May 29, 2022
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RATINGS

94-95James Suckling

Stunning golden fruits and floral honey aromas pour from the glass. Very concentrated and bright with so much drive at the finish.

92Vinous / IWC

...leads tropically with mango and glazed pineapple. Prickly notes of ginger and lemon peel point toward the presence of botrytis, as do the suggestions of pear and quince preserves that mingle with the tropical fruits on a glycerol-rich, expansive palate. The long, luscious finish surprises with its focus, brightness, tang and transparency to smoky, stony nuances.

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.