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Domaine Ostertag Gewurztraminer Vignobles d'E 2015
Domaine Ostertag Gewurztraminer Vignobles d'E 2015


 
Our Price: $255.00
Bottle-size : 75 cl

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André Ostertag is clearly one of the most dynamic producers in Alsace today, and certainly one the highest rated. Where in many areas Alsace has fallen behind star producers in Germany and Austria, Ostertag is one that bucks this trend. This is a family-run property comprising 12 hectares spread over more than 75 small plots of vines within five villages: Epfig (55%); Nothalten (34%); Itterswiller (4%); Ribeauvillé (6%); and Albé (1%). André is passionate and free-thinking, and his wines reflect this. Biodynamism was extended to 100% of the domaine in 1998, precluding any use of herbicides, chemical fertilisers and insecticides. All viticultural work is done manually, including harvest. In the cellar, press cycles are long and gentle, fermentations are long and conducted without artificial yeasts, and wines are left on their lees. Barrels are used for Pinot Blanc, Gris (sometimes) and Pinot Noir. There is little or no filtration of any of the wines, which rank among the finest in all of Alsace today.

The 2015 Gewurztraminer Vignobles d'E is from Epfig and was picked on September 30 and October 1. Clear, fresh and aromatic on the nose, this is an elegant, well-balanced and sweet Gewurz that is perfect as an aperitif with dried almonds, osso bucco with orange, or cheese. The finish is fresh and salty. Wine Advocate 88

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