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Pinot Gris Grand Cru Muenchberg A360P Ostertag (Domaine) 2018

  • White fruit
  • Gastronomic wine
  • Color:White
  • Biodynamics
  • 14% 
  • 0.75L
  • Intensity
  • Crisp

A perfectly balanced Pinot Gris which rewards a good cellaring. Serious potential. More info

Muenchberg means “monk's mountain” and this cuvée's intriguing code, A360p, is in fact a reference indicating the terroir-specific features of this parcel: pink sandstone and volcanic sediment soil with a streak of limestone. This is a truly exceptional dry Pinot Gris, matured in oak barrels with malolactic fermentation; balanced with a fine aromatic expression and steely minerality. You will be amply rewarded for your patience with a good few years in the cellar.

Pinot Gris Grand Cru Muenchberg A360P Ostertag (Domaine) serve at a temperature of 11°C. It will pair perfectly with the following dishes: Blanquette de veau, Rognons poêlés, Gratin d'écrevisses ou de langoustes.

Peak: 2033-2038

  • Vintage score: 17/20
  • Lot presentation
    Pinot Gris Grand Cru Muenchberg A360P Ostertag (Domaine)

    Cuvée presentation

    Muenchberg means “monk's mountain” and this cuvée's intriguing code, A360p, is in fact a reference indicating the terroir-specific features of this parcel: pink sandstone and volcanic sediment soil with a streak of limestone. This is a truly exceptional dry Pinot Gris, matured in oak barrels with malolactic fermentation; balanced with a fine aromatic expression and steely minerality. You will be amply rewarded for your patience with a good few years in the cellar.

    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 Bottle
    • 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: 14 %
    • Country/Region: Alsace
    • Appellation/Wine: Pinot Gris
    • Classification: Grand Cru
    • Producer/Owner: Ostertag (Domaine)
    • Vintage: 2018
    • Color: White
    • Peak: 2033-2038
    • Service temperature: 11°
    • Viticulture: Biodynamics 
    • Size (in ha): 15
    • Volume: 83000 bouteilles
    • Intensity: Crisp
    • Dominant aroma: White fruit
    • Tasting occasion: Gastronomic wine
    • Grape variety: 100% Pinot Gris
    Pinot Gris Grand Cru Muenchberg A360P Ostertag (Domaine)
    Pinot Gris Grand Cru Muenchberg A360P Ostertag (Domaine)

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