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2014 Riesling Grand Cru “Muenchberg”

Domaine Ostertag

2014 Riesling Grand Cru “Muenchberg” Domaine Ostertag - Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant


Muenchberg is a glorious hidden mountain in northern Alsace, off the beaten track, with a gentle slope and mystical air about it (they don’t call it Monk’s Mountain for nothing). Nobody has worked more tirelessly to make the terroir famous than André Ostertag. He consistently provides fireworks in the bottle and an aging potential that rivals any dry Riesling in Alsace. It is a sure buy every year. Certainly you shouldn’t miss the 2014, one of the greatest Alsatian Riesling vintages in memory. If you want to smell and taste terroir, start here. –Dixon Brooke


  • Vintage 2014
  • 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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