Classic pistachio, quince and guava of Domprobst; classically vivid crunch of slate; it has a little RS to assimilate, but what deranged succulent brilliance and crazy-ass cherry-peppermint length.
Initial youthful yeastiness in the nose of the Selbachs' 2010 Graacher Domprobst Riesling Spatlese blows off to reveal site-typical aromas of fresh apple and nut oils tinged with brown spices, all of which then inhabit a succulent, seductively creamy, subtly wet stone-lined palate. The levity, polish, and perfect integration of both residual sugar and the fruit's botrytis component point toward a likely two decades of pleasure from this alluringly, richly persistent Spatlese.
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... View More