Wines Of Alsace

Wine of the Week: Domaine Ostertag Pinot Noir d’E 2015

November 20, 2017

After training in Burgundy, André Ostertag returned to his family’s domain in Epfig, in Alsace’s Bas-Rhin region, and established Domaine Osterberg, which encompasses 35 acres including the Grand Cru Muenchberg. He has farmed biodynamically since 1997. André is one of several wine producers who commissions local artists to create the wine labels.

This bright, medium-bodied wine is an excellent representation of the success of Pinot Noir from Alsace has enjoyed in recent years. The floral nose shows violets and rose petals with an touch of baking spice. On the palate, fresh red fruits (cherry, raspberry) interplay with tart cranberry (think holidays!) and a trace of smokiness. Plenty of acid keeps this wine fresh and lively from entry to the finish.

The timing couldn’t be better for Ostertag’s signature Pinot Noir, as it is an ideal pairing partner for most dishes on the holiday table. If you don’t have it with your Thanksgiving turkey, enjoy it with other roasted or grilled meats, with charcuterie or on its own.

Learn more about the domaine’s practice’s and range of wines in our winery of the week profile.