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Germany

Mosel

Mosel, Germany

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Our Wines

  • Graacher Domprobst Riesling Spätlese
  • Riesling Kabinett
  • Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Spätlese
  • Zeltinger Schloss Kabinett
  • Zeltinger Schlossberg Auslese
  • Zeltinger Sonnenuhr Riesling Spätlese

Selbach-Oster

Zeltingen

Background

Owned by Barbara and Johannes Selbach and situated in Zeltingen. The vineyards are all south facing and the Selbachs have holdings in various sites between Zeltingen and Bernkastel, including  Zeltinger Himmelreich, Schlossberg and Sonnenuhr, Wehlener Sonnenuhr, Graacher Domprobst and Himmelreich and Bernkasteler Badstube.

This 21ha family estate dates back to the 1600s and still aims to produce wines that reflect their origin. They possess an amazing ability to develop in bottle, which one often comes to expect from the best growers in this region.  They make wine very traditionally, placing the emphasis on work carried out in the vineyard. They ferment in 1000 litre old German oak (sourced from Franken) because it allows the wine to breathe and adds to texture and density, but some stainless steel is also used. Although not set in stone, they feel that some vintages are better suited to the latter format; smooth, ripe, lower acid vintages work well in stainless steel, while more edgy, high acid vintages, like 2008, are best suited to barrel fermentation.