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2015 Les Vieilles Vignes de Sylvaner

Domaine Ostertag

2015 Les Vieilles Vignes de Sylvaner Domaine Ostertag - Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant
Those who know André Ostertag’s wines know him as a genie with the Sylvaner grape. Beguiling perfume, racy acidity, suave texture—here is a dry white with beautiful complexity, deliciousness, and originality. It is also the first wine to emerge from the Ostertag cellars each year, giving a good indication of the new vintage’s style. —Dixon Brooke
$26.00
Vintage: 2015
Bottle Size: 750mL
Blend: Sylvaner
Appellation: Alsace
Country: France
Region: Alsace
Producer: Domaine Ostertag
Winemaker: André Ostertag
Vineyard: 40+ yrs, 2 ha
Soil: Clay, Granite, Gravel
Farming: Biodynamic
Alcohol: 12%

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About Alsace

Tragically, Alsace might be the most misunderstood wine region of France. In spite of its long history of viticulture and tremendous diversity of pedigreed terroirs, a past fraught with marketing mishaps has left consumers baffled as to what exactly to expect inside one of these mysterious tall, thin bottles.

The good news, on the other hand, is that a new wave of quality-oriented growers is working hard to put Alsace in its rightful place as one of the world’s most fascinating sources of fine white wine. By embracing tradition, respecting terroir, and making a concerted effort to better communicate the countless virtues their wines have to offer, they have succeeded in putting Alsace back on the map.

Crafted from a number of grape varieties and beautifully interpreting the region’s mosaic of soil types, our Alsace imports are by and large dry whites offering exceptional versatility at table. While each of these selections is ready to be uncorked tonight, the finest among them are also capable of maturing for many, many years in a cool cellar. Expect kaleidoscopic aromatics, lively acidities, and loads of terroir transparency in these skillfully crafted masterpieces. Enjoy a foray into the thrilling world of the world’s most underrated wine region, and certainly do not hesitate to contact our sales staff with any questions as you take off on this mouth-watering adventure.

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A good doctor prescribed the wine of Nuits-Saint-Georges to the Sun King, Louis XIV, when he suffered an unknown maladie. When the king’s health was restored the tasty remedy enjoyed a vogue at court. Lord, send me a doctor like that!

Inspiring Thirst, page 117

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