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Les Vieilles Vignes de Sylvaner Ostertag (Domaine) 2018

  • White fruit
  • Aperitif wine
  • Color:White
  • Biodynamics
  • 12.50% 
  • 1.5L
  • Intensity
  • Crisp

One of this domaine’s emblematic cuvées, it makes a fine introduction to the wines of André Ostertag. Proof that a small cuvée can be truly exceptional.  More info

As the name suggests, Sylvaner Veilles Vignes comes from established vines with an average age of 50 years, grown in gravelly clay-marl soil on various parcels in the village of Epfig. The palate is expressive, offering aromas of white-fleshed fruit, citrus and grape with a rich mouthfeel. A wine for drinking young, paired with fish or shellfish.

Les Vieilles Vignes de Sylvaner Ostertag (Domaine) serve at a temperature of 9°C. It will pair perfectly with the following dishes: Homard à la nage, Croquettes de morue à la sauce tomate, Beignets de crevettes.

Peak: Drink until 2023

  • Vintage score: 17/20
  • Lot presentation
    Les Vieilles Vignes de Sylvaner Ostertag (Domaine)

    Cuvée presentation

    As the name suggests, Sylvaner Veilles Vignes comes from established vines with an average age of 50 years, grown in gravelly clay-marl soil on various parcels in the village of Epfig. The palate is expressive, offering aromas of white-fleshed fruit, citrus and grape with a rich mouthfeel. A wine for drinking young, paired with fish or shellfish.

    Information about domain 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
    • Level: 1 into-neck
    • Label: 1 good appearance
    • Origin: Producer
    • Recoverable VAT: Yes
    • Original Wooden Case / Original Case: No
    • French customs seal: no
    • Alcohol percentage: 12.50 %
    • Country/Region: Alsace
    • Appellation/Wine: Les Vieilles Vignes de Sylvaner
    • Producer/Owner: Ostertag (Domaine)
    • Vintage: 2018
    • Color: White
    • Peak: Drink until 2023
    • Service temperature:
    • Viticulture: Biodynamics 
    • Size (in ha): 14
    • Intensity: Crisp
    • Dominant aroma: White fruit
    • Tasting occasion: Aperitif wine
    • Grape variety: 100% Sylvaner
    Les Vieilles Vignes de Sylvaner Ostertag (Domaine)
    Les Vieilles Vignes de Sylvaner Ostertag (Domaine)

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