Riesling Grand Cru Muenchberg Ostertag (Domaine) 2004 - Lot of 1 Bottle

Riesling Grand Cru Muenchberg Ostertag (Domaine) 2004

  • Mineral
  • Gastronomic wine
  • Wine for ageing
  • Color: White
  • Organic
  • 13.50 %
  • 0.75L
  • Intensity
  • Crisp

A light wine with candied notes and a fine saline finish. An excellent expression of Muenchberg Grand Cru. More info

  • Quantity: 1 Bottle
  • Level: 1 into-neck
  • Label: 1 good appearance
  • Country/Region: Alsace
  • Appellation/Wine: Riesling
  • Classification: Grand Cru
  • Producer/Owner: Ostertag (Domaine)
  • More information....

Riesling Grand Cru Muenchberg Ostertag (Domaine) serve at a temperature of 14°C. It will pair perfectly with the following dishes: Cuisses de grenouilles, Terrine de coquilles Saint-Jacques, Curry d'agneau.

Peak: To drink

  • Vintage score: 15/20
  • Lot presentation
    Riesling Grand Cru Muenchberg Ostertag (Domaine)

    Cuvée presentation

    Muenchberg is a magnificent natural south-facing amphitheatre lying in a valley at the foot of the Vosges mountains in the commune of Nothalten. On soil formed by volcanic ash, with pink sandstone, the unique terroir gives the wines produced here their fantastic lively character.

    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: Private individual
    • Type of cellar: Classic underground cellar
    • Recoverable VAT: No
    • Original Wooden Case: No
    • French customs seal: yes
    • Alcohol percentage: 13.50 %
    • Country/Region: Alsace
    • Appellation/Wine: Riesling
    • Classification: Grand Cru
    • Producer/Owner: Ostertag (Domaine)
    • Vintage: 2004
    • Color: White
    • Peak: To drink
    • Service temperature: 14°
    • Viticulture: Biodynamics
    • Intensity: Crisp
    • Dominant aroma: Mineral
    • Tasting occasion: Gastronomic wine
    • Grape variety: 100% Riesling
    Riesling Grand Cru Muenchberg Ostertag (Domaine)
    Riesling Grand Cru Muenchberg Ostertag (Domaine)

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    Riesling Grand Cru Muenchberg Ostertag (Domaine) 2004

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