2012 Selbach Oster Zeltinger Sonnenuhr Rotlay Riesling

"Selbach-Oster Rieslings are not "zeitgeisty" wines that change according to the whims of fashion. Nor are they “made” according to recipe. Though they are deeply delicious, they do not seek to "seduce" with short-term exotic aromas from specially cultured yeasts, aromatic enzymes or ice-cold fermentations. They are true characters, wines with structure, wines that display their heritage, rooted deep into the slate rock like our old vines -- many of which are still on their own vinifera roots. Shaped by their unique terroir, our wines come with their own original characteristics, which we strive to preserve, and not to alter. They will age beautifully for many years and will gain complexity with age. They present a wide variety of aromas, depth of flavor and true complexity while also showing clarity and minerality. Peach, apricot, apple, as well as citrus fruit and herbs are typical features of the aroma of our young and dry wines. Our delicately and subtley sweet wines show nuances of quince and tropical fruit, and the ripest of them will display honeyed and raisined flavors, often backed by a touch of salty minerality, and always balanced by crunchy acidity. These wines are long lived and develop additional complexity through secondary and tertiary aromas that enrich the taste spectrum. The grapes from our best single parcels (Rotlay, Schmitt, Anrecht) are block-picked, in one single picking very late in the season, at perfect maturity, and these develop into true terroir wines at their finest, with a minimum of human intervention and a maximum of flavor." - Winery [+]