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2011 Pinot Gris “Fronholz”

Domaine Ostertag

2011 Pinot Gris “Fronholz” Domaine Ostertag - Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant



André shows a genie’s touch in vinifying dry Pinot Gris. Nobody else in Alsace has mastered the challenge quite so convincingly. He does it Burgundian style, with malolactic fermentation and barrel aging (with new wood kept to a minimum). This treatment, combined with the sand and quartz terroir of Fronholz, brings a delicacy and brightness to the grape’s natural tendency toward fatness and oiliness, resulting, in this case, in the best of both worlds. Highest recommendation. —Dixon Brooke


  • Vintage 2011
  • Bottle Size 750mL
  • Blend Pinot Gris
  • Appellation Alsace
  • Country France
  • Region Alsace
  • Vineyard Located on the top and the southwest slopes of the hill of Epfig, the Fronholz vineyard gives wines with marked minerality, firm acidity, and elegant aromas that can be rather discreet in their youth. 20+ years, 0.25 ha
  • Soil White Sand, Quartz, Clay, Marl
  • Winemaker André Ostertag
  • Aging Aged 11-18 months
  • Farming Biodynamic
  • Alcohol 13%

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