The vineyards of the Selbach-Oster winery stretch along the banks of the Moselle in Zeltingen. For 400 years the Selbach family has been cultivating Riesling here, which is grown on steep slopes.
The Moselle Riesling from Selbach-Oster
3 generations are active at the same time, the grandmother Sigrid, the owners Barbara and Johannes Selbach, and their children Sebastian and Hannah. The Moselle is the oldest wine-growing area in Germany, the Romans and Celts already cultivated the plant here. Selbach-Oster contributes to the reputation of the Moselle Rieslings as one of the best white wines in the world.
Small berries - great quality
The steep slopes with their high level of sunshine combined with the typical slate soils of the Moselle region give the wines of Selbach-Oster the unique character that wines from this area have. The following varieties are grown on the estate:
- Riesling with 98% of the total vineyard area
- Pinot Blanc
Some of the vines are more than 100 years old and thus produce only small berries, which are however very aromatic and intense. Thus the yields of the Selbach-Oster winery remain quite low and the workload is quite high due to the steep slopes, but this pays off with high quality products.
Vinification of the Selbach-Oster wines
The fermentation of the wines of Selbach-Oster takes place mainly through naturally occurring yeasts. The fermentation is not carried out in a hurry, but slowly and cool so that the wines remain fresh and shine with their finesse.
Traditionally, maturation takes place in oak fuder. The fine wood notes that the wine takes on during this process give it a special character that makes the Moselle wines stand out from the crowd. Selbach-Oster's portfolio ranges from dry Rieslings to noble sweet varieties, from elegant and easy to drink to more complex wines.
Sustainability has always been an issue at Selbach-Oster, thanks to the many manual processes and the proximity to the vine. It is therefore not surprising that the winery of the family-owned company has also built the vinotheque with environmentally friendly materials.
Although the winery's team is colourful, they are all committed to the goal of keeping the Mosel Riesling on top, and they make sure they do so every day.
More information about Selbach-Oster
|Company Name:||Weingut Selbach Oster|
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|Telephone:||+49 (6532) 2081|
|Fax:||+49 (6532) 4014|
|Company Owner:||Barbara and Johannes Selbach|