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Featured Producer: Selbach-Oster

Johannes Selbach is a dear family friend and tireless supporter of Riesling in the Western Canadian marketplace, and Selbach-Oster has a long history as a family-run Estate in the Mosel - dating back to the 1600's. The Selbach’s were originally winegrowers from Ürzig while the Oster side was a family of coopers from the small village of Zeltingen. Today, Johannes and Barbara Selbach, with their children Sebastian and Hannah, farm 22 hectares in the Zeltinger Himmelreich, Schlossberg, and Sonnenuhr; Wehlener Sonnenuhr; and Graacher Himmelreich and Domprobst. Over half of the holdings in these Grand Crus are ungrafted, ur-alte Reben (ancient vines) trained on single poles in the extraordinarily steep, weathered Devonian slate slopes of the middle Mosel.

Selbach Oster Zeltinger Himmelreich Kabinett Halbtrocken 2018

92 pts. Wine Spectator

This shows a classic Mosel profile, with floral and orchard fruit notes, but also the character of the warm vintage, showing a bit more weight and concentration. Very well-balanced and open now, offering charming hints of yellow apple, quince, and elderflower. Zesty and long.