Domaine Ostertag Muenchberg Grand Cru Riesling 2014
Muenchberg means “mountain of the monks” and was first planted in the 12th century by the Cistercian monks. The total size of the Grand Cru is 17 Ha, and Ostertag owns 2.05 Ha, of which 1.65 Ha are planted with Riesling. Muenchberg is one of the most unique grands crus of Alsace because of its very particular soil of red sandstone and volcanic sediments. The vineyard is based in the village of Nothalten. It is a wonderful south-facing amphitheatre of vines in a closed valley in the Vosges foothills, protected at the west by a big mountain. m). The altitude ranges between 250 and 300m which prevents from excessive heat and helps to keep all complexity in the wines. Like all the domaine's vineyard the Riesling vines are farmed using biodynamic principles, and certified organic. The Muenchberg Riesling has incomparable elegance and length, with a delicate and fleshy structure. In has charming entry and stretches out on a fine and everlasting finish, nearly salty and full of texture, so typical of the Muenchberg.
Wine Enthusiast – Wonderful notions of ivy leaves, citrus peel and conifer greet the nose. The aromatic impression leads onto a slender, dry and fluid palate that still seems tightly coiled and closed. But those subtle aromatic hints and a concentrated, stony palate promise future pleasure. This will blossom into a perfumed marvel. Drink 2019–2030.
In a mixed or straight case: $81.69