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Weingut Selbach Oster Zeltinger Sonnenuhr Riesling Spatlese "Ur" Alte Reben 2016

£20.85 inc VAT per bottle
JIC Rating 8/10
“Ur-alt” means extremely old; in this case most vines over 80 and many over 100. Ungrafted goes without saying. You know, when I hear people say that dry Rieslings were “traditional” or even that they prevailed most of the time back in the day, I think the young listener has
no way of knowing that it’s wines like this being talked about. Those halcyon days of mostly dry Riesling had zero to do with the modern cellar style: stainless steel, ice-cold fermentation, whole-cluster pressing, early bottling. Those old wines were wines like this, fermented in cask after settling by gravity as best they could (before the days of separators, centrifuges and micropore filters), all of them spontis, bottled after multiple rackings and often 2-3 years after the vintage. They were naturally softer than today’s wines, and even THEN it was widely known the best casks were those that weren’t entirely dry.
MORELESS

£125.10 inc VAT

CASE SIZE: 6 BOTTLES
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QTY: 6 BOTTLES
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Wine info
Country:
Alcohol:
11.5%
Region:
Volume:
750 ml
Type:
Drink now?:
Drink Now - 2030
Winery:
Winemaker:
Johannes Selbach
Grape:
Grape %:
100% Riesling