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Pinot Gris Zellberg Ostertag (Domaine) 2018

SmokedFood-friendly wineWine for cellaring
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13.5%

1.5L

Intensity

Produced by an icon of the biodynamic world, this Pinot Gris has a truly astonishing ability to age.

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This Pinot Gris has been biodynamically cultivated on an east-facing slope rich in clay, sandstone and limestone. After a period of élevage in Vosges oak barrels, the wine presents a full-bodied, almost rich texture, marked by notes of white-fleshed fruit and smoke. It is made for keeping, and will pair perfectly with Asian dishes, for example.

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Pinot Gris Zellberg Ostertag (Domaine) 2018

The wine

This Pinot Gris has been biodynamically cultivated on an east-facing slope rich in clay, sandstone and limestone. After a period of élevage in Vosges oak barrels, the wine presents a full-bodied, almost rich texture, marked by notes of white-fleshed fruit and smoke. It is made for keeping, and will pair perfectly with Asian dishes, for example.

About the Producer Ostertag

Located in Epfig, in the Lower-Rhine, the Domaine Ostertag ("Easter Day") has raised itself to the top of the hierarchy of Alsace properties in just two generations. Adolphe Ostertag created the Domaine in 1966. His son André took over in 1980, helped by his sister Annie. There are 15 hectares of vines, consisting of a hundred plots spread over five different terroirs. André Ostertag is in the habit of talking of the 80 gardens that he tends.
Trained in Burgundy, André has made quality his priority. Controlled yields, careful management of the vines, meticulous vinification, and ageing partially in barrels (for the Pinot Gris). In 1997, he converted the vineyard to organic farming (with AB certification) and then to biodynamic methods (without certification). Riesling, of which André Ostertag is a big fan, accounts for nearly 50% of the property's vines. The other varieties, in decreasing proportions, are Gewurztraminer, Pinot Gris, Sylvaner, Pinot Noir and Muscat. Different combinations of terroirs, grape varieties and levels of ripeness enable the Domaine to produce about twenty cuvées each year. André Ostertag classifies them in three main families: fruit wines (expressing the variety and grape flavours); stone wines (expressing the terroir); and vins de temps (which involve both meanings of the French word "temps" i.e. "weather" and "time", resulting in late ripening or noble rot).

Detailed characteristics

Quantity : 1 magnum

Origin : domain

Recoverable VAT : yes

Original wooden case / Original case : no

French customs seal : no

Alcohol percentage : 13.5 %

Region : Alsace

Appellation : Pinot Gris

Owner : Ostertag (Domaine)

Vintage : 2018

Colour : white

Ageing potential : drink from 2033 to 2038

Service temperature : 16°

Viticulture : biodynamic More information....

Size (in ha) : 15 hectares

Intensity : smooth

Leading aroma : smoked

Tasting occasion : food-friendly wine

Grape variety : Pinot Gris
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