Riesling Auslese - Zeitlinger Himmelreich - Anrecht - Selbach Oster - Mosel - Germany


White Wine

Selbach Oster

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Vintage 2021.

This wine is a true expression of terrior from the single best parcels from each of the three vineyards. In 2003, Johannes Selbach began an experiment, which turned into a revelation. He waits until the parcel is “optimally ripe” and harvest everything at once— green berries, yellow berries, and botrytis berries, and ferment them spontaneously in Fuder.  This represents a traditional style and a true expression of terroir.

Anrecht, a the south-facing parcel representing the most prized piece of the Himmelreich  which was ranked in the top categories of the 1868 Prussian classification. Anrecht has the deepest subsoil of broken slate mixed with organic matter (humus) and loam. It is further away from river and village compared to Rotlay and Schmitt, hence a tad cooler but nonetheless excellent.

James Suckling 95 points "A wonder of balance, thanks to its thoroughly cool nature, this naturally sweet riesling zips along, in spite of the very high ripeness. Uplifting acidity through the long, mineral finish. Enchanting! Drink or hold".