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Muscat Goldert Grand Cru 2018

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Muscat Goldert Grand Cru 2018

Bottling date :
January 2020
Alcohol :
12.8°
Residual sugar :
2.9 g/l
Total Acidity :
3.8 g/l H2SO4 / (5.8g/l Tartaric)
pH :
3.20
Yield :
49 hl/ha
Optimum drinking period :
2020-2038+
Average age of the vines :
31 years
Terroir :
Oolithic calcareous, East gentle slope. 90 % Muscat d’Alsace, 10 % Ottonel
Indice :
1

Description :

The Goldert Grand Cru is situated just north of the beautiful village of Gueberschwihr (10km south of Colmar). East facing, the rich dep oolithic marl of the Goldert offers cooler growing conditions, perfect water retention and later ripening climate. This is arguably one of the best site in Alsace (the world) for Muscat d’Alsace and the production of a dry structured and long lived wine. The limestone also brings a minerality and balance that is essential. The dry clear skies of 2018 perfected the ripening of the skins, a very important factor in making Muscat that are not varietal driven. The crop was healthy, despite some worries with powdery mildew in summer (Muscat is very fragile) and the grapes retained a beautiful acidity. The fermentation is a t the opposite of the Turckheim Muscat, it usually takes a full year or more to complete, but goes to the end and allows the wine to be bone dry, as the 2018 demonstrate.


Tasting Notes :

4/2020: Bright intense yellow colour. The nose is an amazing explosion of fruits, flowers, plants aromas. It is too complex to give a proper description, however, mint, boxwood comes to mind and are classic descriptor of great Goldert wines. This wine opened up after bottling in an unbelievable fashion. The palate is bright, intense, profound and at the same time feels delicate and aerial. The dry finish comes almost as a surprise, as one would have expected sweetness by just nosing the wine. That dry finish brings a serious note, reveal the mineral intensity and reminds the taster that this is a wine that is long lived and worth keeping for decades.


Awards :

Wine Enthusiast - 94
James Suckling - 94
6 Nov, 2020 – Fragrant yet tightly focused, this captures the grapey aspect of this grape, but also offers delightful mandarin, nectarine and blossom notes. The concentrated yet lively palate has a riesling-like texture, the minerals building beautifully on the long finish. A rare dry muscat with aging potential. From biodynamically grown grapes. Drink or hold.
Vinous - 91
The 2018 Muscat Goldert is exotic and beautifully perfumed, not as generous on the palate as the aromatics suggest. Jasmine, lime, mint and petrol emerge with a bit of coaxing. This is an especial dry, bracing style.