Domaine Ostertag Gewurztraminer Vignoble De 2007

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About This Wine

Gewurztraminer at the Domaine is always made in an off-dry style. Indeed it's picked later than the other varieties, with a balance similar to most Alsatian vendanges tardives, yet while the vine is still feeding the berries with water and nutrients so before the fruit starts to dehydrate. The result is a fruit-driven wine that is the reflection of the variety's heady personality but balanced by a subtle and ethereal freshness. This is a very bright and elegant wine, with aerial balance and no heaviness at all. It has flavours of yellow and white fruits, honey and a hint of sweet spices and white pepper

Type White Wine
Varietal(s) Riesling
Country France
Region Alsace
Brand Domaine Ostertag
Vintage 2007

Alsatian wine

Alsace is a unique wine region in North Eastern France, bordering Germany and having also been under German control for much of its existence. Due to this influence, unlike other French regions, wines from Alsace are mostly single varietal bottlings and are also labelled with the variety. They also are legally required to use a tall slimmer bottle called flûtes d'Alsace, that is also commonly seen with German wines.

Almost all the wine produced in the region is white (90%) except for Pinot Noir which is used mainly for sparkling wine. Alsace is most known for its Riesling, which is dry, fresh and floral in its youth but develops complex mineral and flint character with age. Following behind is Gewurztraminer with signature spice and beautiful lychee aromatics. The smell of this wine is intoxicating, it is used to make dry but also late harvest dessert wines. Pinot Gris is also a prized variety of the region with its combination of crisp acidity and savory spice as well as ripe stone fruit flavours.

In Autumn humidity builds up to facilitate the development of “noble rot” to produce late-picked sweet wines. In Alsace there are two classifications for late harvest wines: Vendange Tardive (VT) and Sélection de Grains Nobles (SGN). VT for regular late harvest wines and SGN meaning grapes affected by noble rot.

Other varieties grown here include Pinot Blanc, Muscat, Auxerrois, Chasselas and Sylvaner.

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