Selbach-Oster Schmitt Mosel Riesling 2012

Recommendation: Recommended with spicy food but not as a sipping wine.

Winery/Producer: Barbara and Johannes Selbach; Weingut Selbach-Oster; Zeltingen, Germany

Grape Variety: Riesling.

Geographic Region, Appellation: Mosel, Germany.

Vintage: 2012

Price: Gift

Purchased From: The Caviste Wine Shop; Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Paired With: Chicken with pineapple, flavored with cumin, tumeric, onions and hot peppers.


    He said: Chilled before drinking. Clear, oat straw color with a slight tint of green and a glycerin consistency when poured. Floral and honeysuckle-sweet aromas. VERY creamy, with a honey-like terxture; ripe tropical fruit and peach taste that follows through the medium-length finish with increasing acidity that helped balance the sweetness. EXCELLENT with the mild spicy dinner, but a little to heavy and sweet drinking after the dinner. The light acidity didn’t catch up with the sweetness. Nice bouquet, delicious and a good pairing with the dinner, but to sweet for my palate drinking alone. I would recommend it with spicy food but not as a sipping wine.

    She said: Light greenish-yellow color, clear with a few far-placed legs. This was one of those chameleon wines that changes dramatically depending on the food. With this dinner it was delicious because it complemented the sweetness of the dinner. Alone it was syrupy sweet and hardly drinkable with my palate and dislike for sweetness in wine. The consistent characteristics were the aroma with its spicy-floral scents and the similar fruit flavors that followed. The sweet syrupy mouth-feel might do well with a fruity dessert but it sure didn’t hit the spot with me.

    Hillside vineyards in the Mosel Valley
    Comments: Learn more about the Selbach-Oster wines.

Alcohol: 8.5%

UPC Code: 7 17215 00310 7

Imported by: Michael Skurnik Wines; Syosset, New York.

Photo from Weingut Selbach-Oster.