2013 Zeltinger Himmelreich, Anrecht, Selbach-Oster, Mosel

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Foresaking the system of picking their fruit in tris according to the sugar level (oeschle), Barbara and Johannes Selbach have since 2008 harvested this 'tenderloin' part of the Himmelriech vineyard, Anrecht, in one go, so capturing the character of the vineyard, and in doing so have made a full, dry wine. The Selbachs aren't signatories to the VDP system of 'Erste' and 'Grosse' lagen (First and Great Growth) so there's no indication on the label that Anrecht was indeed singled out as a top site by the Prussians as far back as 1868, for tax purposes! Anyway, it's a fabulously steep, sun-fille