Ostertag - Riesling Clos Mathis
Biodynamic. The Clos Mathis belongs to Ostertag’s long-time, retired vineyard manager, Hubert Mathis. This remarkable 0.6-hectare granite vineyard surrounded by stone walls is located in Ribeauvillé, in line with the grand crus Geisberg and Kirchberg. This particular location allows slow ripening, preserving acidity and finesse in Riesling. Whole bunch pressed, naturally fermented in stainless steel, and kept on lees for one year.
Subtle hints of ripe peach and Mandarin appear on the nose accompanied by a breezy tone of wet stone. The fresh palate corrals its ripe citrus notes with a pleasantly bitter hint of pith. There is ripeness but also crunchiness within this concentrated cosmos of citrus. In the end it all merges into a citrus-scented, energetic and dry path of aromatic freshness.