2021 Domaine Ostertag Riesling "Les Jardins", Alsace, France
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ABOUT THE WINE
The grapes for the Riesling Les Jardins come from the vineyards surrounding the winery, hence the name 'The Gardens.' Les Jardins range blends several parcels with diverse geological compositions, though a gravelly minerality stands out in this Riesling. Fermented and aged in stainless steel tank - Aged 12 months, sur lie, before bottling.
ABOUT THE PRODUCER
To call André Ostertag a revolutionary winemaker is to tell just half the story. He is a pioneer, certainly, but also an ardent environmentalist. After training in Burgundy, André returned to the family domaine in Alsace with renewed zeal: he lowered yields considerably and introduced viticultural and vinification techniques from other regions to his own home ground. He looks for the nuance of terroir rather than the typicity of a grape varietal. André rejects formulaic, scientifically engineered wines, and since going biodynamic in 1997, has been an active member of the natural farming community.