The wine of the month is a gorgeous Spätlese with unique aromatic complexity and zesty precision.
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Johannes Selbach (Weingut Selbach-Oster) produced a great collection in 2008, "all about wonderful lightness and not about thickness" as he rightfully put it. This concerns above all the three single parcel bottlings Schmitt, Anrecht and Rotlay, which Johannes produced via block harvesting (see our Issue No 9 for further information about this very interesting approach to Mosel winemaking).
The Zeltinger Schlossberg Spätlese 'Schmitt' particularly caught our attention thanks to its unique aromatic complexity and zesty precision.
Zeltinger Schlossberg Riesling Spätlese 'Schmitt'
Driven by white peach on the nose, with some notes of spices and minerals, this is powerful and structured on the palate with delicately well integrated touch of creaminess. The fine structure gives the wine a sense of lightness and great fruitiness. It is already very nice now but could easily gain in stature with further bottle aging. This is very nice indeed. 2014-2028
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