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After some experiences in Burgundy, Andre Ostertag immediately made a name for himself by significantly reducing yields. Often using oak casks he has been under the fire of the Alsace Appelations Authority which has no problem endorsing countless “plonks” but cannot tolerate the shadow of a cask in an Alsace cellar in the name of a rigid conception of traditional wine. However, vinification in oak for Pinot Gris, a grape originating from Burgundy, makes plenty of sense. A strong spirited man, Andre Ostertag has resisted all pressures to find a very original way and sublimate the terroirs of Muenchberg or Fronholz almost unknown before him.
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