Selbach-Oster, Zeltinger Schlossberg Riesling Bömer 2019


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75cl bottle.

I recently met Barbara and she showed me through her wines in a tasting. These are consistently the best German wines we have tried.

The Selbach family has a long viticultural history dating back to 1661. Today, the Mitte Mosel estate is run by Johannes and Barbara Selbach with help from their children. The family farms 25 ha of vines in Zeltingen (Himmelreich, Sonnenuhr and Schlossberg) and Graach (Himmelreich and Domprobst), and out of these 6.5 ha are farmed organically where the rest follows sustainable practices. More than a half of their vineyards are planted on their own rootstocks and the majority are on very steep slopes, necessitating cultivation and harvesting by hand.

Critic Reviews:

94 Points Wine Advocate

The 2018 Zeltinger Schlossberg Riesling Trocken Bömer is very clear and fine on the coolish, fresh and elegant nose. Round and juicy, this is a very elegant, refined and persistently salty Riesling with a long, intense and mineral finish. This is exceptional quality with so much finesse and terroir expression. 12.5% alcohol.

91 Points Wine Spectator

A vibrant, herb-driven white, featuring a dry profile laced with grapefruit, white tea and thyme aromas and flavours. Sleek and intense, with vivid acidity driving this to a long finish. A bit shy on fruit for now, but should unravel in a few years. Best from 2022 through 2031.

92 Points James Suckling

Wild herbs, some fresh pastry and a spicy edge here, too. The palate has a very fresh, juicy feel with some limes and green mangoes. The palate has a smooth, fresh and juicy feel with tangy-lime flavour. Drink or hold.