This is a classical expression of a great terroir Riesling: refined, frank, elegant. The Fronholz has the specificity of giving a salty finish to the wines, whatever the grape is, due to the numerous mineral salts in its soil. This mouth-watering salinity makes it a great wine to pair with a large range of food.
Wine Advocate 91 points - Pineapple, muskmelon and grapefruit with invigorating bite and piquancy from their core and rinds mark an Ostertag 2011 Riesling Fronholz that’s full-bodied but animated. Toasted almond, fresh ginger, caraway and white pepper add invigorating complexity en route to a finish of prodigious sheer persistence and generous primary juiciness, if also a faint hint of warmth (albeit from slightly less than 14% alcohol). I would plan to follow this through at least 2018. (The corresponding Heissenberg was still fermenting early last year and I have not had a chance to taste it since it stopped. But I have little doubt that its vibrancy and its intense citrus zest glow will have been matched by admirable clarity.) (Aug 2014)