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2013 Riesling Grand Cru “Muenchberg”

Domaine Ostertag

2013 Riesling Grand Cru “Muenchberg” Domaine Ostertag - Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant


The wizardry of Ostertag is on full display when a bottle of his holy Muenchberg is uncorked. A little-known but magnificent terroir, Muenchberg is a volcanic foothill of the Vosges mountains that doesn’t lie along the main well-traveled road of the Alsatian wine route. You’ll find it in the northern half of Alsace known, counterintuitively, as the Bas-Rhin (Lower Rhine). A majestic amphitheater, lost in time and space, is the source of André’s most complete, most complex, and longest-lived Riesling. Expect to find all the dimensions of great dry Riesling and then some: purity, raciness, spice, peat, salinity, longevity, finesse. –Dixon Brooke


  • Vintage 2013
  • Bottle Size 750mL
  • Blend Riesling
  • Appellation Alsace Grand Cru
  • Country France
  • Region Alsace
  • Vineyard 1.7 ha; From the Alsatian “muench” meaning monk, this vineyard is named for the Cistercian monks who originally planted vines here in the 11th-12th centuries. In a south-facing amphitheater in Nothalten at the foot of the Vosges mountains, the Muenchberg site combines volcanic sediment and the pink sandstone of the Vosges with a touch of limestone.
  • Soil Volcanic Sediment, Pink Sandstone
  • Winemaker André Ostertag
  • Farming Biodynamic
  • Alcohol 13%

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