Ostertag Riesling Grand Cru Muenchberg (750ml)

  • Wine Type

    White Wine

  • Size

    750ml

  • Vintage

    2018

  • Country

    France

  • Region

    Alsace

  • Sub-Region

    Muenchberg

  • Grape

    Riesling

  • Food Pairing

    CharcuterieCheeseGrilled Fish

Domaine Ostertag is a family-owned property of 14.3 ha spread out over more than 80 small plots of vines in the heart of Alsace. The property is said to be located in a very special places for vines in the region, allowing the production of complex and mineral wines.  André Ostertag is regarded as a revolutionary winemaker; a pioneer and an environmentalist, some would say. After training in Burgundy, André returned to the family domaine in Alsace with intent; he lowered yields and introduced viticultural and vinification techniques from other regions. He looks for the nuance of terroir rather than the typicity of a grape varietal. André rejects formulaic, scientifically engineered wines, and since going biodynamic in 1997, has been an active member of the natural farming community.

Tasting Notes

On the nose, pronounced aromas of citrus and white blossoms.  On the palate, concentrated flavours of citrus and green fruit, with added racy acidity and saline minerality. Pair with different charcuterie spreads, a variety of cheese, or your favourite whole, grilled fish.

Method

Made from 100% Riesling, the grapes are grown on volcanic sediment and pink sandstone. From the Alsatian “muench” meaning monk, this vineyard is named for the Cistercian monks who originally planted vines here in the 11th-12th centuries. In a south-facing amphitheater in Nothalten at the foot of the Vosges mountains, themuen site combines volcanic sediment and the pink sandstone of the Vosges with a touch of limestone. 

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Reviews

  1. (verified owner)

    4

    A beautiful Alsatian Riesling. Opulent and elegant on the nose with a rich and integrated experience on the palate. You know you’re drinking the best of the best. No petroleum overtones that sometimes come with aged Rieslings. Enjoy with or without food. A treat!

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