Pinot Gris Zellberg Ostertag (Domaine) 1994

  • Smoky
  • Gastronomic wine
  • Wine for ageing
  • Color:White
  • Biodynamics
  • 13.50% 
  • 3L
  • Intensity
  • Silky

Produced by an icon of the biodynamic world, this Pinot Gris has a truly astonishing ability to age. More info

  • Quantity: 4 Bottles
  • Level: 2 4.5cm, 1 5cm, 1 3cm
  • Label: 4 slightly marked label, 4 slightly torn label
  • Country/Region: Alsace
  • Appellation/Wine: Pinot Gris
  • Producer/Owner: Ostertag (Domaine)
  • More information....

Pinot Gris Zellberg Ostertag (Domaine) serve at a temperature of 16°C. It will pair perfectly with the following dishes: Poulet au lait de coco, Bouchées à la reine, Boudin blanc aux pommes.

Peak: To drink

  • Vintage score: 12/20
  • Lot presentation
    Pinot Gris Zellberg Ostertag (Domaine)

    Cuvée presentation

    This Pinot Gris has been biodynamically cultivated on an east-facing slope rich in clay, sandstone and limestone. After a period of élevage in Vosges oak barrels, the wine presents a full-bodied, almost rich texture, marked by notes of white-fleshed fruit and smoke. It is made for keeping, and will pair perfectly with Asian dishes, for example.

    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: 4 Bottles
    • Level: 2 4.5cm, 1 5cm, 1 3cm
    • Label: 4 slightly marked label, 4 slightly torn label
    • Origin: Private individual
    • Type of cellar: Classic underground cellar
    • Recoverable VAT: No
    • Original Wooden Case / Original Case: No
    • French customs seal: yes
    • Alcohol percentage: 13.50 %
    • Country/Region: Alsace
    • Appellation/Wine: Pinot Gris
    • Producer/Owner: Ostertag (Domaine)
    • Vintage: 1994
    • Color: White
    • Peak: To drink
    • Service temperature: 16°
    • Viticulture: Biodynamics 
    • Size (in ha): 15
    • Volume: 85000
    • Intensity: Silky
    • Dominant aroma: Smoky
    • Tasting occasion: Gastronomic wine
    • Grape variety: 100% Pinot Gris

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    iDealwine price estimate
    Pinot Gris Zellberg Ostertag (Domaine) 1994

    iDealwine Price(1) corresponds to the hammer price and the buyer's premium charged by the auctioneer. (1)Bottle format