Ostertag Le Grand Bain 2019


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Alsace, France


2019 le grand bain Les Aventures de l’Agneau Masqué (the adventures of the masked lamb) Episode 3: Le Grand Bain is the next of Les Aventures du Mouton Masqué (adventures of the masked sheep) that André did for unusual wines.

Les Aventures de l’Agneau Masqué are the story of my elucubrations, of my reverie concerning Gewurztraminer. The idea is simple: to seek the perilous balance needed to make a dry Gewurztraminer, full of energy with a bounce and ambition. This series of wines is a step-by-step representation of discovery and learning; of a different way of thinking about a grape variety in terms of its content and form!

For this third episode, I chose to vinify together Gewurztraminer (75%), Pinot Gris (20%), and a little bit of Riesling (2.5%) and Sylvaner (2.5%). Fermentation took place in stainless steel tanks with 20% whole bunches and lasted 10 days, with regular pumping over to ensure a smooth and homogeneous extraction. After pressing, the wine was aged for nine months on its lees, still in stainless steel tanks. The wine was bottled in early summer without filtration or sulphites.

The wine has a slight deposit but this ensures that it has good brilliance and good resistance to air.


Serving Temp.
8-12 °C
Cellar until
Now - 2025
Food pairing
Fish taco's

Tasting Profile

The 2019 edition is a blend of mostly Gewurztraminer and Pinot Gris that spent ten days fermenting on the skins in stainless steel, including a portion of whole clusters. It was bottled after nine months on the lees without filtration or any added sulphur. The nose delivers a juicy burst of kiwi strawberry, bitter orange, and spice, and the wine is dry yet fleshy and textural on the palate, with a stony finish leaving echoes of turmeric-like spice. A novel take on Alsace that leaves us thirsty for more!

Ostertag Le Grand Bain 2019

Ostertag Le Grand Bain 2019

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