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Date Printed: 12/25/2014
Selbach Oster Graacher Domprobst Riesling Spatlese 2009
Selbach Oster Graacher Domprobst Riesling Spatlese 2009
(search item no. 111240)
The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
PRICE ON 12/25/2014: $32.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points

Winemaker's Notes:

This beautiful Riesling Spaetlese displays succulent, ripe fruit, and a nice mineral touch from the slate. Great mid palate, almost silky texture with an interplay of yellow fruit aromatics and a faint hint of vanilla. Firm acidity keeps the wine lively and ensures great complexity and longevity.

Excellent with aromatic food. In the "classic" Western cuisine try with rich pates and very aromatic, soft rind cheeses, especially blue cheese. Good with savory dishes that contain a little bit of sweetness in their preparation or sauce. For Asian/Fusion cuisine use with a wide range of flavourful dishes that are spicy or have a sweet and sour combination of flavors. Also nice with fresh fruit and nuts.

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About Selbach Oster:

Since 1661 our family has owned vineyards in the Mosel region. Our main treasure is simply what nature presents us with: excellent vineyard-sites, and old, ungrafted vines on steep, south-facing slopes planted on heat-retaining, mineral-rich, rocky slate soil. Our philosophy of winemaking is "hands-on" in the vineyards and "hands-off" in the cellar. Most of our wines are still fermented and matured in the traditional oak "Fuder"-barrels supplemented by a small number of stainless-steel vats. We do not use new oak for Rieslings to preserve the delicate structure of subtle fruit and crisp acidity as purely as possible