2020 Selbach Oster Zeltinger Schlossberg Riesling Grosse Gewachs

  • Top of the Pyramid for Dry Riesling VDP
  • Awarded 2 Times 94 Points by WA and JS
  • 94 Point Vintage ~Wine Spectator
  • "It Wants You to Drop Everything, Pull down the Blinds and Relax With Glass in Hand" ~JS
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About the Wine

This is a WOW! Wine. If you’re curious about DRY Riesling from an icon producer, at a special discount, here it is. 

J. & H. Selbach is a family-run winery with a rich heritage dating back to 1920. J. & H. Selbach embodies the perfect blend of tradition and modernity. Since its inception, this small, fine winery has consistently maintained a high standard of quality. The brothers Josef and Hubert Selbach established their business with a commitment to excellence, a promise kept alive through generations. Today, Selbach-Oster wines continue to be revered for their exceptional quality, rooted in longstanding relationships with trusted winegrowers.

For over 400 years, the Selbach family has been intrinsically linked to the Mosel region, cultivating high-quality Riesling wines on steep slopes. These wines, produced with meticulous manual work and respect for nature, have garnered a global reputation for their unique qualities. The Selbach-Oster vineyards are a treasure trove of history and character, featuring ungrafted vines over 100 years old, producing highly aromatic, small-berried fruit. 

The 2020 Selbach Oster Zeltinger Schlossberg Riesling Grosse Gewachs is a wine that speaks of its origins. It is not a mere fashion statement but an individual character, deeply rooted in the slate of its terroir. This Riesling offers a wealth of the finest aromas, a depth of flavors, and a complexity that evolves beautifully over time. Its clarity, minerality, and lively nature are hallmarks of its exceptional quality.

Tasting Notes:100% Riesling.
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Reviews

Juicy and very vibrant, this Spätlese wants you to drop everything, pull down the blinds and relax with glass in hand. In the Mosel, grape sweetness and mineral acidity know how to dance the tango. Drink or hold. ~94 James Suckling

From vines planted in the early 1980s, the 2020 Zeltinger Schlossberg GG opens with a clear and coolish, flinty bouquet with dark and very delicate, crushed slate and iodine as well as fruit aromas. Round, lush and elegant on the palate, this is a full-bodied, silky textured, dense yet fine and crystalline, stimulatingly tonic Schlossberg with fine, sustainably saline acidity and mineral tension. This is a mouth-filling yet clear and stimulating-finishing Schlossberg GG with a long aftertaste and rather coolish fruit. Not as exuberant and generous as so many 2020s are in the Middle Mosel. 12.5% stated alcohol. Natural cork. Tasted at the domaine in July 2022. ~94 Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

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