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.
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.