2016 Selbach-Oster Zeltinger Sonnenuhr Riesling Spatlese Trocken, 750ml

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A completely dry, powerful tart, mineral and fruity Riesling sourced from a single vineyard in the Mosel Valley. Selbach-Oster sustainably farms 21 hectarces around the town of Zeltingen, nearly all Riesling vines. The family has been making wine in Germany for 400 years, and many of the plantings being ungrafted with some over a hundred years old. Wild yeasts are utilized in the winemaking, fermentation taking place in large, old oak barrels. Spatlese indicates the ripeness of the grapes, in this case coming from a late harvest. The wine can be made sweet or dry, but in this case the sugars are fully fermented resulting in a dry, or trocken, style.

From the mouth of the importer (Terry Theise):

"Stern and salty, peachy and beaming; a virtually perfect dry Mosel. Flecks of mineral like a shattered jewel; elegant, a sighing kind of fruity dryness you sink back into like a comfy sofa. Bravo! I liked this even better than a “GG” type cuvée that was effulgent with its own grand dignity, but not as tasty." 

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