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Gewurztraminer Sélection de Grains Nobles Ostertag (Domaine) 2011 - Lot of 1 Half-bottle
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Gewurztraminer Sélection de Grains Nobles Ostertag (Domaine)  2011 - Lot of 1 Half-bottle

Gewurztraminer Sélection de Grains Nobles Ostertag (Domaine) 2011

An explosive Gewürztraminer produced in tiny quanties by a legendary biodynamic winemaker in Alsace!

  • €42


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Lot Description: Gewurztraminer Sélection de Grains Nobles Ostertag (Domaine) 2011

Lot description

  • Quantity 1 Half-bottle
  • Level:1 into-neck
  • Label: 1 good appearance
  • Comment: -
  • Origin: Producer
  • Recoverable VAT: Yes
  • Original Wooden Case: No
  • Custom Seal : no

Information about the wine

  • Country/Region: Alsace
  • Appellation/Wine: Gewurztraminer
  • Producer/Owner: Ostertag (Domaine)
  • Vintage: 2011
  • Color: Sweet
  • Grape variety: 100% Gewurztraminer
  • Service temperature (in °C): 12

Information about the producer

  • Viticulture: Organic
  • Size (in ha): 15
  • Volume: 85000 bouteilles
  • Intensity : Dessert wine
  • Dominant aroma : Exotic fruit
  • Tasting occasion : Gastronomic wine
  • This Gewürztraminer is grown in a mild climate, on gravelly- clay soil in the commune of Epfig,. The grapes are cultivated organically and vinified in new oak barrels, then transferred into glass demijohns with indigenous yeasts. This is an exclusive cuvée with only 1000 half-bottles produced each vintage. There is a touch of haze in its pale golden colour, allowing its full aroma profile to be retained as it develops in the cellar. It is a riot on the palate: candied notes and acacia honey emerge with hints of spice and wild earthy aromas. Pair with fruity desserts, strong cheese or dried fruits.

    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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Further information

  • Service temperature12°
  • Peak -
Up for grabs 150 euro 2019