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Domaine Ostertag Heissenberg Alsace Riesling 2012

$67.00

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75 plots in five villages and a total of 12 hectare is what the family have to work with. 100% certified biodynamic since 1998, all vineyard work is done by hand. They they just want to make great wines in the vineyard. Very little is added to the wines in the winery and little to no filtration is done. The results are pure wines, expressive of terroir and a joy to drink.

This is an outstanding Riesling. Floral, ripe and pure. It has ripe stone fruits, lots of floral notes and a spicey/earthy/black stoney thing happening too. Nice flesh sits on top of some lovely tangy acid. Great length of flavour and very compelling drinking. Match it with roast chicken or white fish. Drinking well now, but will reward another 5-10 in the cellar.

Riesling – One of the world’s most noble varieties and known transmitter of terroir. Riesling is an important variety for quality wine production although only makes up approximately 4% of the planted area. Wonderful wines are found in Germany, Austria, Alsace and Australia. They can be as dry as any wine you’ll taste or super sweet and luscious. It is a wonderful grape. See more about Riesling here.

Alsace – Currently a French territory after coming under German rule twice during the wars the Alsatians tend to think of themselves as being from Alsace first. Their language, culture and wines are all somewhat removed from the rest of the world. For instance, when it comes to aromatic whites no one can compare. Riesling, Gewurztraminer, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris to name but a few all excel in this cold border region. Some wines can be expensive for the quality but the production quantities mean there are still many bargains to be had.

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Weight 1.3 kg
Dimensions 7 × 7 × 30 cm
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