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Schmitt is a micro-parcel in Schlossberg. It is steep and has a perfect southern exposure, and it’s subsoil is deep of crumbly, broken slate, mixed with organic matter and loam. The vineyard is more distant from the Mosel and gets less of the effect from the wide water surface but sits smack behind the church and the warm bodies of the village houses beneath which radiate warmth back into the vineyard (a privileged situation akin to that of the Bernkasteler Doctor).
The 2015 Zeltinger Schlossberg Riesling Auslese Schmitt was picked very ripe and opens with a very clear, deep, intense and mineral nose of crushed stones along with refreshing lemon and grapefruit aromas. Sweet and lush on the palate, this is a very elegant, super piquant, pure and mineral Auslese that is significantly sweeter. It finishes with a lovely, pure, clear and salty finish that gives tension and a certain dry sensation on the palate. This is a great Schlossberg and its firm and tension-filled structure gives it great aging potential.