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Muscat Roche Roulée 2017


Muscat Roche Roulée 2017

Bottling date :
February 2019
Alcohol :
Residual sugar :
3.0 g/l
Total Acidity :
3.5 g/l H2SO4
pH :
Yield :
14 hl/ha
Optimum drinking period :
Average age of the vines :
38 years
Terroir :
Gravely/silt; 85% Muscat d’Alsace, 15% Ottonel
Indice :

Description :

The two muscat vineyard in the village of Turckheim were particularly badly hit by the April frost. Luckily, not all secondary buds were out so it was eventually possible to harvest a few clusters. The gravely soil made from glaciers and rivers warms up quickly in spring, pushing usually for early budbreak, which was the problem in 2017. This wine is unusually concentrated and intense, showing the impact of a very small yield on the quality, hence being classified in the Roche range in 2017. The fermentation was fast and the wine finished very dry.

Tasting Notes :

2/2019: pale yellow colour. Lots of ripe fruit on the nose: bergamot, peach…. It is a bright and intense wine, without any unwanted varietal characteristics. The palate flows easily and is agreeable, with a nice mouthfeel, delicate despite the intensity. The wine is dry, salivating, with nice ripe tannins. It is a complex wine, serious density, way above the vineyard standards but always satisfying and pleasurable

Awards :

Parker - 90-91
Wine Enthusiast - 93