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OSTERTAG 12 PINOT GRIS
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Bottle Size: 750ML
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OSTERTAG 2012 PINOT GRIS

Domaine Ostertag's Pinot Gris barriques is a blend of different plots with various
soils and subsoils, all from the village of Epfig and around, like all the Vins de Fruit.
40% of the vines are on clay and limestone, 45% on pebbles ans 15% on schist. The
whole vineyard is farmed using biodynamic principles and the Pinot Gris barriques
has both Organic and Biodynamic certifications.
The complexity of the soil origins is felt in the wine, and is enhanced by the
vinification in oak barrels which is a speciality at the domaine (see back of the page).
The 2012 vintage was hand-picked, the whole bunches were slowly ang gently
pressed without previous crushing, and fermented in 228 litres barrels with about
10% new. It was aged for 11 months on its full lees.
The final balance is 13°5 alcohol and 4 gr/L natural residual sugar – Dry Wine.
The result is a golden coloured Pinot Gris, with a very refined, floral nose, and ripe
yellow fruits, citrus fruits and honey. In the mouth the complexity of the soils and the
barrel vinification is felt through a fresh, vibrant wine combining a full body and a
dry personality.
Best served at around 10°C, it will suit white meats, fish, aged cheese but is also a
perfect apéritif wine. It has a good aging potential (around 7 years) but is still best
enjoyed in the blossoming character of its youth.
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