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SELBACH - RIESLING ZELTINGER HIMMELREICH

SELBACH - RIESLING ZELTINGER HIMMELREICH - Mosel, GERMANY - 2014

From 30 year old vines in the filet of the Cru, this Riesling is a charmingly dry wine. The wine opens very clear, cool, delicately pure and flinty on the nose, with Cox's orange apple aromas. The pallet is beautifully juicy and delicate, with a very fine and vivacious acidity, as well as a filigreed Jugendstil structure. It has perfect grip and apple and salty, stony flavors in the stimulating finish.

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VINEYARD

Himmelreich (“Kingdom of Heaven”) is the largest of the three single vineyards / crus / appellations in the town of Zeltingen. Himmelreich stretches from the steep slope behind mid-village, where it borders Schlossberg, to about a mile downstream in the direction of f Erden and Uerzig.

The steep part of Himmelreich bordering Schlossberg is of superb quality, facing due south, with chunky slate on top of the deep slate bedrock. As the Mosel meanders towards Uerzig, Himmeleich follows the bend in the river, turns southwest and finally west and becomes continuously less steep while some loam and, further downstream, some alluvial river deposit sits on top of the blue Devonian slate which forms the bedrock beneath

Wine facts

Winemarkers:

Johannes Selbach, Klaus-Rainer Schaefer

Producer:

J. & H. Selbach GmbH & Co. KG

Variant:

750 mL

Average Age of Vines:

30 years

Average Vineyard Altitude:

25-30 % steep

Density:

6,000 vines/ha

Production:

12,000 bottles

Sustainably Farmed:

Yes

Harvest Method:

By Hand

Sorting:

By Hand

Fermentation and Maceration:

No maceration, cold fermentation

Aging:

6-8 years

Alcohol:

9%

Vintage:

2014

Country:

GERMANY

Grape Varietal:

Riesling

SKU:

GE02

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