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Muscat Goldert Grand Cru 2009


Muscat Goldert Grand Cru 2009

Bottling date :
February 2010
Alcohol :
Residual sugar :
15.0 g/l
Total Acidity :
4.1 g/l H2S04
pH :
Yield :
49 hl/ha
Optimum drinking period :
Average age of the vines :
22 years
Terroir :
Oolithic calcareous, East gentle slope. 90 % Muscat d’Alsace, 10 % Ottonel
Indice :

Description :

The late ripening and marl rich Goldert vineyard in Gueberschwihr managed to produce a Muscat wine well balanced in acidity, which can look surprising considering the warm September month of 2009. The grapes were harvested slightly later, without any noble rot and showing perfect ripeness, which is always complicated on the small berry Muscat cultivar. The precocity of the vintage usually helped for fast and powerful fermentations, but here, this wine resisted and despite a yeast activity that lasted over 12 months it kept a certain amount of residual sweetness.

Tasting Notes :

2/2011: the nose is characteristic of limestone vineyards in 2009. Early days, it is possible to detect some reductive, lees characters, usually enhanced on the early harvested vintages and also stronger on very healthy crops. This characteristic disappears after some aeration; therefore racking the wine wasn’t necessary. The typical fruity flavours show up with air, but it is still the minerality of the Goldert that dominates. The palate shows some elegant sweetness.