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Domaine Ostertag Les Vieilles Vignes de Sylvaner

Domaine Ostertag
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750 mL
Wine Type
White Still Wine
RegionAlsace
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Country
France
SubregionAlsace
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GrapesSylvaner
Wine Description:
Domaine Ostertag Les Vieilles Vignes de Sylvaner is a premium white wine produced by the renowned winemaker André Ostertag in the Alsace region of France. The wine is made from old vines of the Sylvaner grape variety, which are grown in the vineyards of Epfig and Albé. The vineyards are situated on steep slopes with a mix of clay and limestone soils, which impart unique mineral flavors to the wine. The winemaking process involves natural fermentation and aging in oak barrels, resulting in a complex and elegant wine with notes of citrus, white flowers, and a hint of spice. The wine is dry, with a crisp acidity and a long finish, making it a perfect match for seafood, salads, and light dishes. Read more
Pros:
  • Aromas of white flowers, apples, and mineral notes
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Cons:
  • Understated on the nose
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4.0
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Expert Rating:

4.0

Wine Expert Note:

This Domaine Ostertag Les Vieilles Vignes de Sylvaner is an excellent example of Alsace's white wines. The nose is filled with intense aromas of ripe citrus, pear, apple, and white flowers. On the palate, the wine is vibrant and complex, offering flavors of green apple, white peach, and lemon zest. The finish is fresh, lingering, and balanced with a pleasant minerality. Overall, this is a delightful and lively white wine, perfect for enjoying with a variety of dishes. 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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