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2015 Albert Seltz Sylvaner MittelbergheimSylvaner from France

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"Albert Seltz is situated in the heart of Mittelbergheim in the Lower Rhine. Seltz, the 14th-generation owner and winemaker, took over from his father in 1980 when he was only ...

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"Albert Seltz is situated in the heart of Mittelbergheim in the Lower Rhine. Seltz, the 14th-generation owner and winemaker, took over from his father in 1980 when he was only 19 years old. At that time, Albert had already developed a sense of the potential of his estate and a passion for the Sylvaner variety. He immediately cut production by two thirds, reduced yields, and converted to strictly organic practices. In the cellar he practices minimal intervention, employing indigenous yeasts and sur lie aging. In Alsace and beyond Albert is known for his love of Sylvaner—so much so that he was instrumental in the decision to grant grand cru status to Sylvaner from the Zotzenberg vineyard. An ebullient and articulate champion of the leaner wines of his area, Albert Seltz explains “the Upper Rhine is like a pretty girl with makeup; the Lower Rhine is the pretty girl who doesn’t need the makeup.” He talks of his wines as if they were people whose talents had been underestimated: “being from a modest background doesn’t mean you’re not interesting.” -Importer

Product Detail

Item # 102347
Country France
Region Alsace
Sub-Region Alsace
Ratings
Vintage 2015
Color White
ABV 12.0%
Varietal(s) Sylvaner
Size 750 mL
Closure Cork
Features
Taste peach, lemon, green apple and stone fruit
Nose acacia, hibiscus, lemon and orange peel