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4.1
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4.8

Domaine Ostertag Heissenberg Riesling

Domaine Ostertag
$45.00
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750 mL
Wine Type
White Still Wine
RegionAlsace
Alcohol Level
Country
France
SubregionAlsace
Drinking Window
GrapesRiesling
Wine Description:
Domaine Ostertag Heissenberg Riesling is an aromatic white wine produced by the renowned winemaker André Ostertag in the Alsace region of France. The wine is made from Riesling grapes grown in the Heissenberg vineyard. Heissenberg translates to hot mountain, and the southerly facing vineyard is well exposed to the sun resulting in ripe fruit expression and powerful wines. The winemaking process involves minimal intervention, with natural fermentation and the use of stainless steel to offer the most direct expression of the vineyard. The resulting wine is a dry and powerful Riesling with a vibrant acidity, intense minerality, and notes of citrus, peach, and floral aromas. It is a perfect match for seafood, spicy dishes, and creamy and washed-rind cheeses. Read more
Pros:
  • Powerful style of Riesling with generous body and an oily texture
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Cons:
  • This wine requires time to show its full potential
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User Rating:

4.1
Regularly Reviewed

Expert Rating:

4.8

Wine Expert Note:

This Domaine Ostertag Heissenberg Riesling is a mineral-driven and complex Riesling with a nose of white flowers and ripe citrus. On the palate, it displays flavors of white peach and lime, along with a hint of orange blossom. The finish is crisp, cutting through the oily palate with a hint of minerality. Enjoy this wine with washed rind cheeses. Read more
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Wine sweetness is a measure of the amount of sugar present in a wine. Sweetness in wine can range from bone dry (no sugar present) to lusciously sweet (high sugar content). Sweetness is usually determined by the variety and ripeness of the grapes used, as well as the winemaking process.
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The alcohol level in wine is a measure of the amount of alcohol present in the beverage. The degree of heat or ‘burn’ at the back of the throat is roughly proportional to the amount of alcohol consumed. It ranges from Very Low to Very High.
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Wine intensity is a measure of the concentration of flavor and aroma compounds in a wine.The stronger and more noticeable the flavors and aromas are, the higher the intensity of the wine. Intensity in wine can range from neutral (not particularly intense) to pronounced (high intensity).
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Wine body refers to the weight and texture of wine on the palate. In other words, it is the degree of body a wine has, ranging from light-bodied to full-bodied. Wines with higher body appear to have a thicker texture and can sometimes coat the palate.
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Wine acidity refers to the tartness of a wine, which gives a tingling sensation on the side of the tongue. A metallic-like sharp taste is also associated with high acidity. Sometimes a high level of sweetness, such as in luscious dessert wines, can disguise a high level of acidity. Acidity can range from soft to searing.
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Wine tannin gives wine its textural mouthfeel and astringency. Tannin is a natural compound found in grape skins, seeds, and stems. It contributes to the structure and helps to balance out the sweetness of the fruit. Tannins are usually discussed when it comes to red wines, even though some white and rosé wines with certain wine making techniques can also contain tannins.
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