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Gewurztraminer Fronholz A l'Orient d'Eden Ostertag (Domaine) 2016 - Lot of 1 Bottle
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Gewurztraminer Fronholz A l'Orient d'Eden Ostertag (Domaine)  2016 - Lot of 1 Bottle
Gewurztraminer Fronholz A l'Orient d'Eden Ostertag (Domaine)  2016 - Lot of 1 Bottle Gewurztraminer Fronholz A l'Orient d'Eden Ostertag (Domaine)  2016 - Lot of 1 Bottle

Gewurztraminer Fronholz A l'Orient d'Eden Ostertag (Domaine) 2016

A maginificent nectar of a Gewürztraminer produced by one of the greatest winemakers in Alsace. Grown on a cool terroir, the resulting wine has a perfectly balanced sugar–acidity ratio.

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Lot Description: Gewurztraminer Fronholz A l'Orient d'Eden Ostertag (Domaine) 2016

Lot description

  • Quantity 1 Bottle
  • Level:1 into-neck
  • Label: 1 good appearance
  • Origin: Producer
  • Type of price: Owner Price
  • Recoverable VAT: Yes
  • Original Wooden Case: No
  • Custom Seal : no
  • WineDex : no

Information about the wine

  • Country/Region: Alsace
  • Appellation/Wine: Gewurztraminer
  • Climat/Cuvée: Fronholz A l'Orient d'Eden
  • Producer/Owner: Ostertag (Domaine)
  • Vintage: 2016
  • Color: Sweet
  • Grape variety: 100% Gewurztraminer
  • Service temperature (in °C): 11

Information about the producer

  • Viticulture: Biodynamics
  • Size (in ha): 15
  • Volume: 83000 bouteilles
  • Yield (in hl/ha): 30
  • Intensity : Sweet
  • Dominant aroma : Exotic fruit
  • Tasting occasion : Gastronomic wine
  • With only 54g of residual sugar per litre, this is not a heavy Gewürztraminer; the Fronholz terroir brings the wine a natural acidity to the cut through the saccharine sweetness and the result is an exotically spiced nectar which showcases the superb potential of wines from the Bas-Rhin.

    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).
    *The above information describes the wine and is not vintage specific.

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  • Service temperature11°
  • Peak -