We’ve featured wines from Weingut Ackermann in the past, and the Junglen family in Zeltingen have been among our earliest and best friends in Germany thanks to introductions from Ewald Moseler and Barnaby and Olga Tuttle. We are very excited to bring you a conversation with Anne. With her husband Harald, she is the second generation of the winery. They run an estate of about 3 hectares (~7 acres), and do all the farming, wine making, and selling. They make excellent Riesling from all three Zeltinger vineyards, and run a great guest house in the village. Their son Marius has studied wine making all over the world, including a harvest with Fausse Piste here in Oregon, and has returned to Germany. He works full time in the cellar at Markus Molitor, and still makes time to begin his wine making at the family estate. We taste a 2016 Kabinett from the Zeltinger Sonnenuhr made by Harald, and one made by Marius, as well as a 2015 Spatlese from the Schlossberg that is consistently one of my favorite German wines. Finally, we get a blind taste of something special from the treasure chamber!

Our friend Ewald Moseler joins us again to discuss some Riesling from his home town of Zeltingen. We taste four wines from three producers we enjoy. The wines were showing very well, and they received a lot of enthusiasm from both of us. Ewald is a true expert at bringing in delicious and affordable wines from family estates in the Mosel valley, and it’s always fun to taste his latest imports. All of these producers are worth checking out, and we think they’d be enjoyable to newcomers or experienced drinkers of German Riesling. We taste the 2010 Selbach Blauschiefer Trocken, the 2011 Weingut Ackermann Zeltinger Himmelreich, the 2010 Herbert Pazen Zeltinger Deutschherrenberg Spatlese, and the 2009 Selbach Oster Zeltinger Schlossberg Auslese.


What was the first German Riesling that made a big impression on you?