André Ostertag, and now his son Arthur, are pragmatists. Their wines are as natural as can be — biodynamically farmed, fermented with native yeast — but André dismisses the “sans soufre” method as a trend. He doesn’t buy it. And still, his wines are otherworldly.
In Alsace, a region where German and French grapes and techniques happily mingle, Ostertag pushes the boundaries. He goes against tradition by aging in oak, permits less residual sugar than his peers, and prioritizes wines that paint a true portrait of their terroir over those that simply conform to appellation guidelines.
If you’re a person who isn’t afraid to paint outside the lines, who knows that what is right isn’t always what is accepted, these are the wines for you.