Domaine Ostertag

Fronholz Alsace Riesling

9.1102 ratings
9.132 pro ratings
Alsace, France
Riesling
Top Notes For
Joseph LaPanna

Rich, vibrant Alsatian Riesling with a nose of pear, Jasmin, ripe peach and honey. That palate is viscous with luscious lemon curd, grapefruit pith, nectarines and preserved lemon. The finish is wieghty and laden with limestone and wet slate. Dry with intense acidity.

Rich, vibrant Alsatian Riesling with a nose of pear, Jasmin, ripe peach and honey. That palate is viscous with luscious lemon curd, grapefruit pith, nectarines and preserved lemon. The finish is wieghty and laden with limestone and wet slate. Dry with intense acidity.

Jun 24th, 2018
Web Bond

Wonky bottle...acetic acid, stripped of aroma and flavor. A pale example of previous bottles.

Wonky bottle...acetic acid, stripped of aroma and flavor. A pale example of previous bottles.

Sep 10th, 2017
Peter van den Besselaar

2006

Dec 20th, 2016
Christine Havens

WOTN, tasted at a recent Wines of Alsace media dinner. If ever there was an example of a pitch-perfect Pinot Gris, surely it is this, the 2013 Ostertag Vin D'Alsace Fronholz, a lively dance of lanolin, honey, quince, dewy pear, fruit and stony minerality. In the mouth, it's fresh with a kind of nuanced complexity and twinkling acidity that is rare to find in this demure grape. Seafoam and lilting citrus notes tumble forth at the close. 14.0% ABV | Sample

WOTN, tasted at a recent Wines of Alsace media dinner. If ever there was an example of a pitch-perfect Pinot Gris, surely it is this, the 2013 Ostertag Vin D'Alsace Fronholz, a lively dance of lanolin, honey, quince, dewy pear, fruit and stony minerality. In the mouth, it's fresh with a kind of nuanced complexity and twinkling acidity that is rare to find in this demure grape. Seafoam and lilting citrus notes tumble forth at the close. 14.0% ABV | Sample

Jul 25th, 2016
Scott Evans

Sommelier/Owner Pago & Finca

9.4

Enjoyed this with pork and Napa cabbage pierogies. Really digging this wine. Chalky, mineraly, white flowers, texture and layers of goodness.

Enjoyed this with pork and Napa cabbage pierogies. Really digging this wine. Chalky, mineraly, white flowers, texture and layers of goodness.

Jul 19th, 2016
Ed Lehrman

Not my favorite Ostertag wine. Very dry with nice minerals but an underlying bitterness. Same as a bottle I had a few years ago. Maybe with some air it will evolve.

Not my favorite Ostertag wine. Very dry with nice minerals but an underlying bitterness. Same as a bottle I had a few years ago. Maybe with some air it will evolve.

Jul 3rd, 2015
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.3

Difficult vintage with low yields but this Ostertag still shined.

Difficult vintage with low yields but this Ostertag still shined.

May 2nd, 2015
Web Bond

Finally beginning to round out. Will only get better.

Finally beginning to round out. Will only get better.

Mar 31st, 2015
Ken Pahlow

Toast. Why? Purchased today.

Toast. Why? Purchased today.

Aug 14th, 2014
Renee Bourassa

Sommelier/Wine Director Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn

9.6

Ten years, and just getting started. TY KL!!!

Ten years, and just getting started. TY KL!!!

May 8th, 2014