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Domaine Ostertag Alsace Riesling 2012


Recommendation: Simply OUTSTANDING.

Winery/Producer: Domaine Ostertag; Epfig, France.

Grape Variety: Riesling.

Geographic Region, Appellation: Alsace, France.

Vintage: 2012

Price: $25.20 with a 10% mixed case discount.

Purchased From: The Caviste Wine Shop; Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Paired With: Vegetarian chili and cabbage salad.

Tasting:

    He said: Chilled before opening. Very light lemon yellow & green color. Faint green tropical fruit and floral blossom aromas. Quite strong fruit taste that carries through a medium-long finish with a tad of mineral. Dry, fruity and rich, a tad of creaminess in the mouth and a cool, delicious sweet fruit flavor that was a perfect complement to the slightly hot chili. We’re not into Riesling wine, but this was simply OUTSTANDING. Everything about it was smooth and delicious and I loved it with the dinner and sipping alone after dinner.

    She said: Clear with thin well spaced legs that are slightly pokey. I was very put off when Ray suggested a Riesling for the chili dinner because I don’t like Rieslings. Well, I’m glad he persisted because I was dead wrong. The Riesling was delicious both with the dinner and as a sipping wine. A soft fruity aroma led to a smooth creamy taste with medium body and a long delicious finish. The fruitiness of the wine balanced the acidity of the dinner and I could not have asked for a better pairing, although I admit the wine was much better than the dinner. A Riesling like this really makes me think I could fall in love with Rieslings!

    Comments:

Alcohol: 12.5%

Bar code: 7 61503 22123 0

Imported by: Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant; Berkeley, California.