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Wine Library USD 49.99 750ml

Ostertag Riesling Heissenberg 2013

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About HEISSENBERG means « the hot mountain », because of its very heat-driven microclimate. It is a very steep hillside, south-facing, in the town of Nothalten. It is the very last sandstone hill before the junction point with the granitic part of the Vosges mountains, which extends to the south. The soil is composed of pink sandstone along with gneiss. It gives birth to a particularly rich Riesling, sun-tainted yet with intense minerality, balanced by the mother rock's powerful imprint. The 0.75 ha vineyard is planted in high-density and farmed using Biodynamic principles, as is all the domaine's vineyard since 1998. It produces very tiny, concentrated grapes, with an intense aromatic and tannic expression. The wine don't necessarily has a strong acidity, but is rather structured by the dry-extract, and noble bitterness from the terroir's mineral character. It is a great gastronomic Riesling with a pronounced personality, which requires spicy courses of white meats, sauced fishes, or aged hard cheeses. Above all, the matching with foie gras is always superb. Aging potential: 15 years (Winery Notes)

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About HEISSENBERG means « the hot mountain », because of its very heat-driven microclimate. It is a very steep hillside, south-facing, in the town of Nothalten. It is the very last sandstone hill before the junction point with the granitic part of the Vosges mountains, which extends to the south. The soil is composed of pink sandstone along with gneiss. It gives birth to a particularly rich Riesling, sun-tainted yet with intense minerality, balanced by the mother rock's powerful imprint. The 0.75 ha vineyard is planted in high-density and farmed using Biodynamic principles, as is all the domaine's vineyard since 1998. It produces very tiny, concentrated grapes, with an intense aromatic and tannic expression. The wine don't necessarily has a strong acidity, but is rather structured by the dry-extract, and noble bitterness from the terroir's mineral character. It is a great gastronomic Riesling with a pronounced personality, which requires spicy courses of white meats, sauced fishes, or aged hard cheeses. Above all, the matching with foie gras is always superb. Aging potential: 15 years (Winery Notes)

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