Domaine Ostertag Pinot Gris Zelleberg (750ml)
Domaine Ostertag is a family-owned property of 14.3 hectares spread out over more than 80 small plots of vines in the heart of Alsace. Its location offers a very rare exposure for vines in the region, these climatic particularities allow the production of complex and mineral wines. The vines have been farmed according to the principles of Biodynamics since 1998.
– Rare and Fine 2018 –
The southeast facing Zellberg vineyard is located on the mid-slopes in the village of Nothalten on a soil of clay, limestone, and the pink sandstone of the Vosges that gives fat, sensual wines with delicate aromas.
Picked on September 10 and sourced from clay, red sandstone and calcareous soils, the 2015 Zellberg Pinot Gris opens with a very clear and delicate, pure, fresh and herbal-flavored nose that is still discreet but highly fine and elegant. The wine also has a concentrated yet fresh and smoky tropical fruit aroma that is intermixed with lemony chalk, green tea and herbal flavors. Very sophisticated and complex indeed! Full-bodied, round and elegant, with a mealy tannin texture, a very long, juicy finish and remarkable, fine tannin grip, this is a gorgeous Pinot Gris with beautiful richness and refreshing fruitiness. This wine was born in the morning sun, and it comes onto my palate like a new and sunny day suitable to father heroes. – Stephan Reinhardt