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Gewurztraminer Roche Calcaire 2018

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Gewurztraminer Roche Calcaire 2018

Bottling date :
August 2019
Alcohol :
13.1°
Residual sugar :
39.6 g/l
Total Acidity :
2.8 g/l H2SO4 / (4.3g/l Tartaric)
pH :
3.50
Yield :
55 hl/ha
Optimum drinking period :
2021-2030
Average age of the vines :
37 years
Terroir :
Oolithic marl.
Indice :
4

Description :

This wine is made from a combination of various vineyards depending the vintage. We add to the little vineyard of Gewurztraminer located next to the Grand Cru Goldert, the grapes that we declassify from all our other limestone based vineyards (Goldert, Hengst….), mostly on the basis of the age of the vines. Older vineyard are wonderful, but as some vines die (age, diseases,…), a young vine is planted as a replacement. These younger vines are systematically harvested aside and added to this wine. The limestone origin brings better acidity, often a higher ripeness and therefore the wine has a sweeter/richer balance that suits its style. These grapes, originating from our best vineyards, are also harvested much later.


Tasting Notes :

4/2020: Clear pale citrus yellow colour. The wine displays very classic citrus aromas (pink grapefruit, exotic fruits…) and a complex spicy character. Delicate palate, nice sweetness, perfectly balanced by the acidity and structure of the wine which is quite amazing. With some time, the wine develops more smoky characteristics. The palate is long, intense and seems to never finish…


Awards :

Wine Enthusiast - 94
James Suckling - 93
6 Nov, 2020 – A very succulent gewurz with tons of yellow fruit, as well as rose aromas, then some spice joins the picture as it aerates in the glass. At once very creamy, frankly off-dry yet very fresh on the palate, this is delightful now. Drink now, either by itself or with mature cheese. From biodynamically grown grapes.
Vinous - 93
The 2018 Gewurztraminer Roche Calcaire is a beautiful wine made from the estate’s young vines across multiple vineyards planted on limestone. Rich and expansive on the palate, with striking translucence, the 2018 is so expressive today. Even with all of its obvious depth, the 2018 remains light on its feel. Lemon confit, chamomile, tangerine oil and white flowers add striking raciness. The Roche Calcaire Gewurztraminer is one of the highlights in the range of 2018s. Its 40 grams per liter of residual sugar are very nicely balanced.